- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Law enforcement authorities say a man whose arm got stuck between tree branches bit a firefighter during his rescue and later fled from a hospital.

Sioux Falls Police spokesman Sam Clemens on Tuesday said the 44-year-old man got his arm caught in the tree Sunday afternoon, and when first responders worked to free him, he bit the firefighter on the left forearm.

Clemens says the Sioux Falls man was taken to a hospital after the incident, but on Monday, he pulled out his IV and left the hospital. Clemens says the man was taken into custody later that day after a chase.

The man, who authorities didn’t publicly identify, was returned to the hospital. Clemens says the man hasn’t been charged, but likely will face simple assault and ingesting charges.


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