Charges: Woodbury man took bite out of man's ear in Mankato

He's facing multiple assault charges.
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A Woodbury man is facing multiple assault charges for allegedly biting off a piece of another's man. 

According to a criminal complaint filed in Blue Earth County, Mankato public safety officers were dispatched to an area near the Verizon Wireless Center in downtown Mankato just after midnight on Sunday, Sep. 9 on a report of a fight. 

A witness of the scuffle told police that his friend's ear had been bitten during the fight, and the officer on the call later found the victim and noted that he had a significant amount of blood on his face, arms and shirt and that it was clear part of his ear had been bitten off. 

The victim told the officer that he and a woman came upon an intoxicated man laying on the ground near the Verizon Wireless Center. That man has been identified as 35-year-old Kyle Phillip Christiansen of Woodbury. 

The woman said she tried to wake Christiansen, and in doing so Christian reacted aggressively and pushed her. The man stepped in, at which point the fight between him and Christiansen started, ending with Christiansen taking a bite out of the man's ear. 

Christiansen has been charged with third-degree felony assault and two counts of misdemeanor fifth-degree assault. 

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