Federal authorities say a Bronx man bit off part of an immigration officer’s finger during a recent arrest.
Court papers released Thursday show Cristopher Santos Felix was charged with assaulting a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer.
A criminal complaint says officers went to Santos Felix’s home March 3 believing he had stayed in the country “longer than his legal authorization permitted.”
The document says officers arrested Santos Felix but removed the handcuffs to allow him to put on a piece of clothing.
Authorities said he became combative and ran into a bedroom before biting an ICE officer who attempted to restrain him.
The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment.
An email seeking comment was sent to the defendant’s lawyer.