A police officer is undergoing disease testing after a man allegedly bit him on the forearm during a struggle at a Brisbane police station.
A Brisbane policeman is waiting to discover whether he’s contracted Hepatitis or AIDS after he was allegedly bitten by a man claiming to be infected.
Duncan Henderson, 30, is accused of biting the officer on the forearm during a struggle at a city police station about 8.30pm (AEST) Friday.
He appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday, charged with two counts of serious assault police.
Prosecutor Acting Senior Sergeant Tara Pease said there was a “real possibility” the wounded officer had contracted a disease as Henderson had told police that he had Hepatitis C and AIDS.
The officer was treated at a Brisbane Hospital and is undergoing disease tests to determine whether he has been infected.
Henderson had been suffering from mental health issues and had recently found himself homeless, the court heard.
Magistrate Jacqui Payne granted Henderson bail and adjourned the case until Monday.
He is also facing five charges relating to an alleged burglary.