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Man crashed wedding, bit police officer and dog, cops say

An undated Google view of the sign for

An undated Google view of the sign for the Santa Barbara Carriage Museum in Santa Barbara, Calif. Photo Credit: Google

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Santa Barbara police have detained a 22-year-old man they say crashed a wedding, then bit an officer and a police dog during a six-minute melee.

Sgt. Riley Harwood says police were called Saturday night after a stranger — who may have been on drugs — crashed the wedding at the Santa Barbara Carriage Museum.

Harwood says guests evicted him. But during a confrontation with two arriving officers, he punched one in the face and bit his shoulder, then bit a police dog on the leg. The confused dog also bit an officer.

Harwood says after he was handcuffed, the man attacked a third officer.

Two officers were treated for various injuries.

Harwood says the man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and will be arrested when he's released.

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