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Biting man arrested in domestic violence case

 

A Mountain View man is facing charges of domestic violence and making threats against a police officer from an incident in which he allegedly pulled a plastic bag over a woman's head during an argument, then bit himself and threatened police officers with his blood.

Initially arrested on a charge of attempted murder, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office dropped the attempted murder charge. The suspect is now charged with domestic violence, terrorist threats, threats against a police officer and resisting arrest.

On May 1 at approximately 4:20 p.m., 35-year-old Danny Harvey allegedly got into an argument with the victim, a 33-year-old Mountain View woman, that turned physical. Harvey allegedly pulled a plastic trash bag over the victim's head and down to her eyes, according to Deputy District Attorney James Sibley. The attack also left the victim with 2- and 4-inch scratches.

Sibley said that according to the police report, Harvey bit himself until he bled and threatened multiple officers. He also allegedly tried to bite one of the officers, threatened to "use" his blood as a weapon against the police, and told them if they planned to bring him to jail they had better bring more than two officers.

Harvey was booked into the San Jose Main Jail with bail set at $200,000.

The victim did not desire prosecution and both Harvey and the victim declined medical attention, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department.

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