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Limestone County sheriff: Woman bites deputy, shows dangers of mental illness

Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office

A deputy was bitten during a hospital transport.

Posted: Sep 11, 2019 8:15 PM
Updated: Sep 12, 2019 8:18 AM

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says a reserve deputy was bitten on Wednesday by a woman suffering from a mental illness.

The department says the incident happened when the deputy picked the woman up to take her to Decatur on an involuntary committal order.

"Mental illness continues to be a dangerous and growing problem that Alabama needs to address," the Limestone County Sheriff's Office tweeted Wednesday. 

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