Rochester police: Officer uses taser after being bit

A 17-year-old who had an outstanding warrant allegedly bit an officer before being tased.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 10:44 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A 17-year-old who had an outstanding warrant allegedly bit an officer before being tased.
Authorities say an officer on patrol saw the wanted person in the 200 block of 3rd Ave. SW. When the officer tried to stop the kid, the 17-year-old took off on a bike before a foot pursuit ensued.
Authorities said the kid ran westbound through the plaza and past the Gonda Building.
With assistance from a Mayo Clinic employee, the officer was able to tackle the kid to the ground. The officer then suffered a bite to the forearm that broke the skin.
A struggle ensued before the officer used a taser.
The 17-year-old is facing charges of fourth-degree assault, fleeing on foot and possible charge for bodily harm.

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