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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