DUARTE – Aa man suspected of attempting to burglarize cars in Duarte Wednesday morning bit a sheriff’s deputy, officials said.
Deputies received a call around 8 a.m. that a man was trying to open car doors near the intersection of Huntington Drive and Las Lomas Road, according to Sgt. Michael Martinez with the Temple sheriff’s station.
When deputies attempted to arrest the man, a struggle ensued, and the suspect bit one of the responding deputies, Martinez said.
The Azusa Police Department was called in for assistance, Martinez said.
Authorities identified the suspect only as a male in his 30s.
He was arrested on suspicion of battery on a police officer, Martinez said.
No other suspects were detained, and the suspect did not have any loot, Martinez said.