Worcester teen accused of biting police officer

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A Worcester teen is facing assault charges after biting a Worcester police officer after a foot chase Tuesday, police said.

A Worcester police officer was on patrol about 1:15 p.m. when he spotted a brown Ford Escape driven by Brandon Carrion, 19, of Worcester, who he knew didn’t have a valid driver’s license, according to police. When he tried to stop the vehicle on Church Street, police say Carrion climbed out of the passenger side window and fled on foot.

The officer, who chased Carrion and tackled him to the ground, said the teen bit him on the arm with enough force to break the skin during the struggle, according to police.

That officer was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Carrion, who fled toward Front Street, was eventually caught on the second floor of the Union Station parking garage by another officer working a detail.

He is expected to be arraigned in Worcester District Court Wednesday on charges including assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

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