WORCESTER – A 19-year-old Worcester resident bit a Worcester police officer on Tuesday afternoon after being pulled over on Green St.

According to the Worcester Police Department [WPD], Brandon Carrion of 25 Hooper St. was pulled over around 1:15 PM in his brown Ford Escape under the bridge on Green St. The officer recognized Carrion and knew that he did not have a valid driver’s license. The officer stopped Carrion and approached the driver’s side of the Ford Escape.

The officers saw Carrion reach across the passenger side of the vehicle and climb out of the side window and attempted to run away. The officer chased him, telling him to stop. He caught up to Carrion and took him to ground.

When on the ground, Carrion grabbed the officer’s right forearm and bit it, drawing blood. The officer pulled away from Carrion, who was able to get up again and take off towards Front St. on foot.  Carrion was eventually caught by an officer working a detail at Union Station parking garage.

Carrion was placed under arrest and his vehicle was towed. He is charged with Operating with a Suspended License, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer. Carrion will be arraigned in Worcester District Court. The officer was transported to the hospital.