Surprise police officer bitten by suspect during foot pursuit

- Surprise police say an officer was bitten by a suspect during a foot pursuit.

According to Sgt. Tim Klarkowski with the Surprise Police Department, the officer was investigating a possible impaired driver, when the suspect ran from the officer.

As the officer caught up to the suspect and was trying to take him into custody, the suspect bit the officer on the arm and leg.

Both the officer and suspect were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, however, the officer has since been released.

The suspect's identity has not been released by police.

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