NEWARK -- A Newark man was arrested Saturday after he severed an artery punching out the window of an animal hospital and sprayed officers with his blood as they tried to control him, authorities said.
Edgar Real, 27, was arrested on charges of battery on an officer, burglary, assault, child abuse and resisting arrest after he assaulted police officers responding to a report of an earlier assault on his family, Cmdr. Mike Carroll said.
Before officers responded, Real's family reported that he had assaulted several family members and was possibly overdosing on methamphetamine, Carroll said. The man ran from the home and broke into AllCareVeterinary Hospital, located at 6625 Thornton Ave., by punching out a plate glass window.
Officers found Real just after 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the facility with his arms severely cut, and one of his arteries severed, Carroll said. When the officers tried to approach him, the man began swinging at them, covering officers with blood from his severed artery.
Real continued to assault police until additional Newark and Fremont officers arrived and unleashed a police dog, who helped bring the belligerent man under control, Carroll said. Real was arrested and taken to the hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. He remains in police custody following the incident.
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