VIDEO: Police Officer Bitten, Another Suffers Leg Injury During Foot Chase and Arrest

biting suspectVIDEO: Two Lakewood police officers were hospitalized this morning following a foot chase and arrest which left them injured, police confirm to TLS.

Shortly before 9 AM this morning, police received a call from a Liberty Drive area resident who witnessed a man burglarizing a vehicle just outside his home.

Upon arrival, police were given a description of a black man who fled behind the homes in the area, and began searching the area, police tell TLS.

Moments later, police officers spotted the man, and gave chase.

The officers caught up with the alleged burglar, and attempted to place him under arrest when he began fighting the officers, police say.

During the struggle, the suspect allegedly bit the officer, injuring him. Another officer also suffered a leg injury while attempting to arrest the suspect, police say.

Other officers arrived and took the suspect into custody.

The officers were transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus for treatment.

Police say several vehicles in the area were found burglarized this morning. The incident is under investigation.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Great job by a dedicated police force! A shame the officers were injured taking down a thug. He will be going away for a long time now though. Wishing the officers a speedy recovery and some fromwell deserved paid time off while doing it.

  2. I dropped my younger brother off in this area and saw it swarming with cops. He then called me a few minutes later and said that he saw the officers chasing the guy and forcing him to the ground. #lakewoodaction #tayningwut

  3. does this have to do with the guy the cops are looking for in hearthstone area? They were swarming the area just 15 min ago looking for someone

  4. B’h
    No one was seriously hurt. So the question remains , is the level ER for south campus? They didn’t transport to jersey shore medical? Would dog bite be worst? So splinters (finger only), paper cuts, human bites, bruising, and nasal hair is what they handle?

  5. As a resident of the neighborhood in which this incident took place, I’d like to sincerely thank the dedicated Lakewood Police Officers who put themselves in harm’s way to protect us.

  6. This is MESSED up! Material thing’s can be replaced,but the officer bitten has to go through blood-work now,if this animal broke skin all for what?!Not cool at all!

  7. Thank LPD for a job well done. Officers putting their own safety at risk to make sure we are protected. Lakewood has the best police officers second to none!

  8. #5: After evaluation at the South Campus by a physician, the officer(s) can be transported to a higher level trauma center if need be.

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