Man accused of biting Metro police officer - WSMV Channel 4

Man accused of biting Metro police officer

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A man is in jail after being accused of biting a Metro Police officer over the weekend.

The officer got bit while trying to stop a suspect from leaving a possible crime scene over the weekend.

The police officer called out to the suspect and asked him what he was up to.

Instead of answering the officer, police said the suspect attacked the officer.

According to police reports, the suspect first punched the officer in the face several times, then he allegedly bit the police officer's hand and drew blood.

In the middle of the assault, another police officer rushed over to help.

The suspect, Alvin Covington, was finally arrested.

While in custody, police said they found cocaine in Covington's pocket.

Covington was arrested Saturday night and remains in custody Monday morning on assault charges.

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