Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were bitten several times Monday night by a 30-year-old man who had triggered a cash register alarm at an AT&T store in Tarzana, CA, police said.

Officers from the West Valley Division responded to an alarm at the store around 7:15 p.m., said LAPD Officer Tony Im. It’s unclear what the man was doing in the store, Im said.

While interviewing the man, the officers got into a physical altercation with the suspect, Im said. Both officers suffered multiple bites from the man during the struggle. The officers then used a TASER to subdue him, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

Both officers went to Providence Tarzana Medical Center for treatment of their bite wounds, according to Im.

“At the very least I would expect he would face assault with a deadly weapon — his mouth — on the officers,” Im said.


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