- - Monday, May 28, 2012

MIAMI — A witness says a naked man chewing on the face of another naked man on a downtown highway ramp kept eating and growled at a police officer who tried to make him stop.

Larry Vega told WSVN-TV in Miami that he was riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon off the MacArthur Causeway into downtown Miami when he saw the savage attack on the bridge’s off-ramp. The causeway connects downtown Miami with Miami Beach.

“The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, ‘Get off!’ ” Mr. Vega said. “The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin.”

Mr. Vega flagged down a Miami police officer, who he said repeatedly ordered the attacker to get off the victim. The attacker just picked his head up and growled at the officer, Mr. Vega said.

The officer shot and killed the attacker.

Neither man’s identity has been determined and a spokeswoman said Monday that Jackson Memorial Hospital would not be releasing any information about the victim.

WEST VIRGINIA

Police charge suspect in deaths of 4 in W.Va.

SOUTH CHARLESTON — A man was charged Monday with murder in the deaths of four people - including two young children - whose bodies were found in a wooded part of central West Virginia.

James Belknap was arrested Monday afternoon at a roadblock near where four bodies were found Saturday: a man, his girlfriend and two children, ages 6 and 4, who were missing since May 19.

Police said Mr. Belknap and the victims were “acquaintances.”

TEXAS

Dallas police in standoff with man in crane

DALLAS — Police sought Monday to coax a man from a crane cab on the Southern Methodist University campus in suburban Dallas after he told officers he was armed and threatened to shoot anyone who approached him.

The crane towers about 150 feet over the campus in University Park, a posh North Dallas enclave.

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