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LVMPD: Suspect bit victim's thumb during fight, on the run

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Police need your help finding a man accused biting a person's thumb during a fight.

On January 15, 2017 around 8:25 p.m. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department patrol officers responded to the area of East Flamingo Road and South Eastern Avenue to investigate reports of a fight resulting in severe injuries to the victim.

Investigators say there was a verbal confrontation between the suspect and the victim. The incident became violent when the suspect began punching the victim.

During the fight, the suspect bit the first digit of the victim’s right thumb off.

The suspect is described as a black male adult, approximately 25 to 30 years old, standing about 5’7” and weighing approximately 170 pounds.

Anyone with any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.

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