Phoenix police officer bitten by Albertsons grocery store worker

A police officer is recovering after being bitten at an Albertsons grocery store in north Phoenix.

Police visited a location near 19th Avenue and Northern after an employee reportedly had an "emotional crisis" and was arguing with other workers.

Officials say the worker, identified as Jason Schwitzer, was taken into custody. Police say Schwitzer punched and bit an officer in the process. No further details were released about what led up to the bite.

The police officer had minor injuries, and the employee is being treated at a nearby hospital.

Police say another person, Shelly Karcher, was also arrested in connection to the incident.

Schwitzer is accused of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

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