Sadly, it's not unusual to see stories of suspects biting police officers during an arrest. Usually, the injury isn't this severe.
A woman in Fredericksburg is accused of biting a police officer. "In the course of being bitten or forcibly removing his hand, the officer's hand fractured," according to a police spokesperson. "It was his left hand and he is left handed."
Read more about the incident and the rest of the stories in our daily digest of top news from around the region.
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