Police: Man wanted on warrant facing new charges after biting arresting officers

TEWKSBURY, MASS. (WHDH) – A 37-year-old man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant is facing additional charges after he allegedly bit arresting officers.

Michael Fula was staying in a Tewksbury hotel after failing to appear in court for a cocaine trafficking case when officers approached him in the parking lot early Wednesday morning, according to a release issued by the department.

Police said Fula tried to run away but was caught a short distance later. During a struggle with the officers, Fula allegedly bit one of them in the left arm. The officers deployed a Taser but he continued to struggle until being placed in handcuffs, they said.