Miami-Dade Police officer bit by suspect at Metro Justice Building

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police have arrested a man after he attacked and bit a police officer at the Miami Metro Justice building, Monday.

Just after 2 p.m., a defendant attacked and bit the arm of a Miami-Dade Police officer after he went before a judge in Courtroom 2-7.

The man who bit the officer has been identified as 29-year-old Godel Leveille.

“I was standing here in the hallway, and I heard commotion, and I heard officers call, and when I came over here to look, there was a man that had bit an officer. He took out a chunk of meat out his right or left hand, and he was bleeding,” said witness Jonathan Perdomo. “And then they called in, they grabbed the dude, and they tied him down, and they put a bag over his face, and they escorted him out of the courtroom.”

A large group of police officers and Miami-Dade Corrections officers were seen escorting the suspect into the back of a cruiser. The suspect was seen resisting officers and cursing on his way to the cruiser.

The officer appeared to be OK. However, he was attended to by Miami Fire Rescue and later transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital. “Yeah, he was mad, bro. I could tell you that one,” said Perdomo about the injured officer.

The extent of the officer’s injuries are not exactly known, but 7News was told that he had gashes on his arm. He has since been released from the hospital.

Leveille’s record shows prior run-ins with the law, including resisting an officer with violence and battery on an officer.

He is currently behind bars at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

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