According to reports, a man in Indiana who was being treated for a medical emergency allegedly bit a police officer trying to detain him at the scene.
On the afternoon of February 18, the authorities in Evansville received notification about a man who was unconscious and needed emergency medical help. The caller reported that they suspected he had overdosed on drugs which caused a seizure and resulted in his current state.
The police went to the address, and the man was found lying on the ground.
The authorities were not sure what substance the man had taken if any, but the person who reported the situation posited he had used meth or heroin. The man was not conscious, but he was still breathing.
Techs from American Medical Response and the local fire department went to the home to assist the man.
It was reported that the man awoke while his vitals were being checked. He was allegedly irritable and began to lash out.
The AMR crew got the man to sit in a chair so they could further assess his condition. The police reported that he stood up, and they thought he was trying to leave the scene.
An officer was near the man, and he allegedly bit him on the arm. After a brief struggle, he was cuffed.
The man was taken to the hospital for medical treatment, and he reportedly said he had injected himself with drugs.
After being released from the hospital, the suspect, who had previously been arrested on felony drug charges, was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail. He is being held without bond and is expected to face charges of battery against a public safety official, possession of a controlled substance- methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement, and possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle.
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