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Kitchener man arrested after thrice biting Guelph cop

Suspect attempted to swallow a golf ball-sized bag of unknown substance
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A 31-year-old Kitchener man faces numerous charges after a Wednesday morning incident that saw a Guelph police officer bitten at least three times.

Shortly after 10 a.m., officers noticed a man walking along Silvercreek Parkway North who they knew to be wanted in another jurisdiction. As officers attempted to stop the man, he attempted to walk away and began swinging his arms, explains a Guelph police news release.

As officers “took control” of him, they noticed he was attempting to swallow a golf ball-sized bag of unknown substances. 

“An officer was concerned this would cause the male to overdose and attempted to remove the bag from the male’s mouth, during which the officer was bit at least three times,” the release states.

When searched, the man was found to be in possession of small amounts of suspected fentanyl and MDMA, $850 in cash and a female’s identification.

A Kitchener man was charged with resisting arrest, assault police, possession for the purpose of trafficking and possessing identity documents.