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Man bites San Francisco cop, police say

Police officers surround a stretcher on the ground as police cars, an ambulance and a fire engine are parked nearby.
Police kneel over a stretcher with emergency responder vehicles parked nearby on Fulton and Laguna streets Thursday. | Source: Garrett Leahy/The Standard

A man bit a San Francisco police officer in the Fillmore District on Thursday morning after officers approached him because he appeared to be in distress, police said.

Officers approached the man in the area of Fulton and Laguna streets at around 8:49 a.m. and summoned paramedics to evaluate him. As police interacted with the man, he bit an officer, police said.

Both the man and the officer were taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated, police said. The department did not immediately respond to The Standard's questions about whether any force was used and where the officer was bitten.

A reporter saw six police SUVs, a fire engine and an ambulance at the intersection around 9 a.m. At least two people, including an officer, were seen kneeling over a stretcher as other officers stood nearby.

The fire department was contacted for comment.

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