Officials in Mullica Township say a sergeant with their police department had to receive stitches after being bitten by a man during a disturbance on Tuesday.

According to a press release posted on Facebook, cops with the Mullica Township Police Department were dispatched to the 4000 block of W. Adams Circle for a report of a disturbance. Arriving officers made contact with Tyler E. McCullough, who was one of the involved parties.

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Police say McCullough would not cooperate with officers and he became more and more irate. As they attempted to arrest him for obstruction of justice, "Mr. Mccullough became physically combative with officers as they attempted to handcuff him. During the struggle Mr. Mccullough bit Sgt. Lupinetti on the hand causing a large laceration."

Sgt. Lupinetti was taken to an area hospital where he received stitches and was later released.

McCullough has been charged with obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, aggravated assault on law enforcement, and terroristic threats. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail.

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