CRIME
01/23/2017 03:53 pm ET

Biting Argument Over Trump May Cost Man His Ear

Pittsburgh police said the suspect bit off a "significant portion" of another man's ear.
A "significant portion" of a Pittsburgh man's right ear was bitten off during an argument over Trump Monday morning, police s
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A "significant portion" of a Pittsburgh man's right ear was bitten off during an argument over Trump Monday morning, police said.

A Pittsburgh man literally got an earful during an argument about President Donald Trump on Monday when he bit off another man’s ear, police said.

Police said they were searching for the suspect in the Mike Tyson-style attack, which happened in the victim’s apartment around 6:45 a.m. Monday. Police said they know the identity of the assailant.

The two men were reportedly arguing over President Donald Trump. Details on their argument were not released by police.
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The two men were reportedly arguing over President Donald Trump. Details on their argument were not released by police.

The victim, a 30-year-old man whose name wasn’t released, was taken to UPMC Presbyterian hospital, along with a chunk of his right ear recovered by officers from the apartment, police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer told HuffPost. It wasn’t clear whether doctors would be able to reattach what she said was “a significant portion of the ear.”

Schaffer said she didn’t know whether the victim was on the pro-Trump or anti-Trump side of the argument.

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