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Police: Teen bites, hits 3 officers in Rockville

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 17-year-old from North Potomac was arrested for assaulting three officers in the street in Rockville on Monday, Montgomery County police said.

Michael Ha, 17, of North Potomac was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for assaulting three officers who were investigating his erratic behavior on a public street, authorities said.

The incident happened in the 9900 block of Juniper Hill Road in Rockville. Crews responded to the report of a possible overdose. Authorities were told that Ha was hitting his head against a wall and then trying to climb on fire and rescue vehicles.

When the first officer got to the scene Ha was found lying on the street naked in the intersection of Willow Tree Road and Juniper Hill Drive, officials said.

Ha stood up and hit the officer in the face as the officer approached him. He then fled on Willow Tree Drive. Three officers tried to stop him, however Ha hit another officer in the jaw and bit another officer on the finger.

Police said the officer believed Ha was trying to bite his finger off. Another officer then used a taser. Ha was taken into custody. The officers who were assaulted were taken to the hospital for their injuries, police said. The investigation reveals that Ha was exhibiting drug-induced excited delirium.

Ha was released from the hospital and is being charged as an adult with one count of first degree assault, one count of second degree assault on a law enforcement officer, three counts of second degree assault and one count of disorderly conduct. He was released after posting a $30,000 bond.

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