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Police: Troy man bit Schenectady Police sergeant

The incident with the officer happened at the Schenectady police station, police say
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SCHENECTADY — A Troy man bit a city police sergeant on the elbow, causing the sergeant’s skin to break, authorities said.

Deion Austin, 27, is accused of biting city police Sgt. Adam Willetts in the department’s muster room just before 3 a.m. last Wednesday, according to police allegations filed in court.

The incident came during an altercation on intake at the station, according to the allegations.

Austin had been arrested earlier at Rivers Casino, accused of remaining in the establishment after being told several times by security personnel to leave, according to the allegations.

There, Austin attempted to pull out a “wallet type utility knife and state he would do the jail time,” the police allegations read.

Austin faces one count of third-degree menacing, a misdemeanor, and a trespassing violation related to the allegations at the casino.

Austin was taken into custody and brought to the station. At the station, he is accused of obstructing officers by refusing to stand and walk to the intake area for a further search, the allegations read.

“The defendant had to be physically restrained as he attempted to kick and did bite multiple officers,” the allegations read.

Austin faces one count of second-degree assault, a felony, related to the allegations he bit Willetts, as well as misdemeanor obstructing governmental administration.

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