E. Boston man allegedly bit police officer during struggle

An East Boston man is facing numerous charges, including assault and battery of a police officer, after he bit an officer who was trying to arrest him earlier this week, Suffolk County prosecutors said.

Breilly Carrasquillo, 23, was charged with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, one count of threatening to commit a crime, and one count of malicious destruction of property over $250, prosecutors said.

Carrasquillo was arrested after Boston police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at 178 Faywood Ave. in East Boston at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

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When officers arrived at the residence, they saw a female victim running toward the front door of the home. She was being chased by Carrasquillo, who was carrying a knife, police said in a statement.

Officers took out their guns and asked Carrasquillo to drop the knife. He waved the weapon.

Later, he dropped the knife and left the home. Outside, he yelled at officers, stating that even though he was no longer carrying his knife, he would hurt anyone who tried to arrest him. Officers tried to calm him, but he began to bite and kick them. He also attempted to take an officer’s gun, police said.

After a lengthy struggle, police took the suspect into custody. One officer was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was treated for bite wounds on his leg and hands. He was later released.

Carrasquillo was arraigned Thursday. Judge Serge Georges released him on his own recognizance. The judge ordered Carrasquillo to wear a GPS monitoring device, abide by a curfew, stay away from and have no contact with the victims, stay away from East Boston, and remain alcohol-free, according to Renee Algarin, spokeswoman for District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

Carrasquillo is set to return to court on March 26, prosecutors said.