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Officer bitten during fight with suspect at Dollar General

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 17:47:10-04

WACO, TX — A Waco Police Department officer was bitten during a fight with a suspect at a Dollar General store Tuesday.

The department says officers were called to the Dollar General, located at 4012 Bosque Boulevard, for a forgery in progress.

Thirty-year-old Fernando Sandoval went into the business and was allegedly attempting to pass a counterfeit $100 bill.

Waco PD says officers began to take Sandoval into custody when he began fighting an officer. The officer was bitten on his right forearm. A bone in his right hand was broken and he also received cuts on his head.

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Sandoval was eventually subdued and arrested. He is charged with aggravated assault, forgery, resisting arrest and attempt to take a weapon from an officer.

Waco PD says the officer was taken for medical evaluation and is expected to recover. Sandoval was taken for medical clearance.