A woman bit off part of a police officer's finger during a confrontation at her home, local media outlets reported Monday.
According to the Daegu Police, a man reported his wife to the police after she locked the door and would not allow their daughter to go outside on Saturday. The wife is believed to have schizophrenia, a mental disorder sometimes characterized by hallucinations, delusions and abnormal behaviour.
As the police officer was attempting to apprehend the woman to bring her to a hospital, she bit the little finger on his left hand. The police officer is receiving medical treatment at a hospital, but is missing about 1 centimetre from his finger.
The woman was hospitalised following the incident.
The police are discussing whether to charge the woman with obstructing the police from carrying out their duties.