Man facing assault, weapons charges after biting Springfield police officer

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A Springfield man is facing assault charges after he bit a police officer Monday night. 

According to Springfield Police Department Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, officers were called to the 100 block of Oak Grove Avenue at approximately 10:45 p.m. for a report of a man threatening people with a gun.

Walsh said when officers arrived they found 23-year-old Angel Ramirez matched the description given by witnesses.

While in custody, witnesses informed officers that Ramirez had placed something near the tire of a vehicle. Upon checking, officers allegedly found a loaded gun on top of the tire.

Ramirez was placed under arrest after officers discovered he did not have a license to carry, and was taken to Baystate Medical Center to treat injuries that happened prior to officers arriving.

He is charged with a felony charge of carrying a loaded firearm without a license, improper storage of a firearm, a felony charge of assault and battery, and a felony charge of breach of peace while armed.

Walsh said while at Baystate, Ramirez lunged at an officer and allegedly bit him on the arm.

The officer was treated for his injuries.

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