A 46-year-old man bit a police officer’s hands to avoid arrest for drug possession late on Thursday in Larnaca.
The drugs squad found the man, who was wanted for two other offences concerning traffic violations, burglary and theft, after receiving information about drug dealing in a specific area in the Larnaca district.
The suspect, who was in his parked car, locked himself inside when he saw police approaching.
When the officers managed to open one door, the 46-year-old assaulted several of them before he was arrested.
Four plastic bags containing 1.37 grammes of methamphetamine and two more with 0.11 grammes of heroine were found during a search of the car. Police also confiscated a scale, two knives and a knuckle duster from the car.
The suspect and one of the officers were initially transferred to the district’s general hospital where they received first aid and were released.
According to the doctors on duty, the officer had multiple bites on his hands and arms and bruises.
Larnaca’s drug squad continues the investigation.