TOPEKA — Authorities say a Topeka police officer suffered minor injuries when he was bitten by a man he was trying to take into custody.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the incident happened Friday afternoon when police were called for a man refusing to leave another person’s apartment.
Shortly after the first officers arrived, a call went out for an officer in need of assistance, drawing a large police response.
The officer bitten was taken to a local hospital with injuries that included broken skin. Three other officers were taken to a local hospital for decontamination for exposure to blood and pepper spray.
The man accused of biting the office also was taken to a hospital with more serious injuries, although police did not detail what his injuries were.