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Homeless Man Accused Of Biting Norwalk Officer During Arrest

Edwin Sanchez, 26, of Norwalk was charged with assault on a peace officer and a breach of the peace Monday.
Edwin Sanchez, 26, of Norwalk was charged with assault on a peace officer and a breach of the peace Monday. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police

NORWALK, Conn. – A homeless man was charged with biting a Norwalk Police officer in the arm during his arrest Monday morning, according to police reports.

The man had initially caused a disturbance at the homeless shelter on Merritt Street on Monday morning, police said. Shelter staff called police at about 7:45 a.m. when Edwin Sanchez, 26, who lives at the shelter, began arguing with volunteers during a free breakfast, according to police reports.

Sanchez had demanded a second serving but was told to wait until all guests had had a first serving, police said. When refused, he began screaming obscenities and threw a cup of coffee at a volunteer, according to the police report.

When police arrived, Sanchez began struggling with officers, who then used a stun gun on Sanchez, police said. Sanchez then bit an arresting officer on the arm while being taken to a police car, according to the arrest report. Both Sanchez and the officer were taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Sanchez was charged with assault on a peace officer, interfering with police and a breach of the peace. He was held on $10,000 bond.