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Man charged for allegedly biting off Minneapolis officer's finger

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A man is charged with assault after allegedly biting off a Minneapolis police officer's finger, according to news sources.

The man, James Curtis Dawkins, 54, was having what his roommate called "an emotional breakdown" when police responded to his 911 call, reported ABC News.

According to the complaint, Dawkins kicked and fought police officers when they arrived and began biting officer Chad Meyer's finger. Despite Meyer's screaming in pain, Dawkins would not let go and ultimately bit Meyer's finger completely off, reported the Pioneer Press.

The finger, which was found in Meyer's glove, could not be reattached, leaving Meyer disfigured, according to the Pioneer Press.

Dawkins was charged with felony first-degree assault and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. It was unclear to ABC News whether he would have a lawyer or not.

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