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CSPD officer bit while attempting to detain suicidal woman

Posted at 1:22 PM, Apr 21, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS – Just before 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, CSPD officers from the Sand Creek Division were dispatched to the area of 100 S. Parkside Dr. to investigate a suicidal party.

According to CSPD, while on their way to the scene, officers received information indicating a 16-year-old female was threatening suicide by running into traffic. When the officers arrived, they located the woman and she continued to make threats to run into traffic.

CSPD said that after several attempts to negotiate with the woman unsuccessful, and as they approached a busy intersection, an officer attempted to grab the woman to prevent her from entering the street.

When the officer contacted the woman, she became combative and intentionally bit the officer’s hand. He sustained a minor injury.

CSPD said it was only after the officer used his Conducted Electrical Weapon that he and other officers were able to take the female into custody.

The officer was treated and released at a local medical facility.

According to CSPD, the woman was arrested for Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer.

As the woman is a minor, she will not be identified.