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Man punches officers in head, bites 1 on arm during arrest in Maryland, police say

Reidel Marcelo Martinez-Garcia (Frederick Police)

A man punched two officers in the head and bit one of them on the arm during an arrest on Aug. 8 in Frederick, Maryland.

Reidel Marcelo Martinez-Garcia was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest and attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer, according to Frederick Police.

Both officers and Martinez-Garcia sustained minor injuries in the incident, which occurred in the 1200 block of W. Patrick Street.

Police say officers were questioning two "suspicious men" when Martinez-Garcia provided a fake name and ran away. When officers caught up to him, Martinez-Garcia kicked one of them in the chest.

During the attack, Martinez-Garcia took one of the officers holstered guns and tried to remove it to use it, according to police.

When officers restrained and handcuffed Martinez-Garcia, police say he still resisted and attempted to kick the officers.


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