Policeman's thumb bitten to the bone in violent scuffle

A COAST policeman has had his thumb gnawed to the bone and another had his arm bitten in a scuffle with a man outside the Sunshine Coast Council Chambers at Nambour.

The senior constables were on foot patrol about 6pm yesterday when they came across a man in a "distressed state".

Police said the man reacted  violently when the officers tried to subdue him.

The man then bit a policeman's thumb, chomping down to the bone during the wrestle.

The other policeman use capsicum spray on the attacker before his arm was also bitten by the man.

Police said a member of the public assisted the officers to subdue the man, who was arrested.

All three were taken to Nambour General Hospital for treatment.

Police are asking any members of the public who may have witnessed to incident to contact Maroochydore Criminal Investigation Branch on 5475 2428 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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