Woman accused of biting Fall River police officer, assaulting paramedic

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — A woman is accused of biting a Fall River police officer and assaulting a paramedic Monday night.

Police said Tuesday they responded to an apartment on Home Street at about 10:30 p.m. for a report of a fight in progress. When they arrived, there was no scene.

Det. Sgt. Moses Pereira said while investigating the incident, they were requested by someone who lived on the second floor of that apartment. There, they found a man stabbed in the bedroom.

The man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He’s since been released from the hospital.

The stabbing, said Pereira, is still being investigated.

He said that officers then found an intoxicated woman outside of the apartment, and because of her level of intoxication, she had to be taken to the hospital.

Pereira said while being assisted by medics, the woman, Irianis Suarez-Rivera, physically assaulted a paramedic and bit a female cop.

Suarez-Rivera was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, assault and battery, assault, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and breaking and entering.

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