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Charges: Mankato man found drinking his blood assaults officer


A 24-year-old Mankato man has been charged after assaulting an officer while under the influence of drugs.

The Mankato Free Press says on March 8, officers responded to Summit & Jacob Heights apartments in Mankato around 1:30 a.m. after a man reported his son had cut his wrists and was drinking his blood.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer found Brad Darrius Berg inside an apartment naked and bleeding from his wrists. Officers say there was a large amount of blood on the carpet.

"Berg began yelling about Jesus Christ and his blood. Berg then began sucking the wounds on his wrist, drinking his blood," the complaint states.

After an "agitated" Berg stepped out onto a second-floor balcony, officers attempted to pull him inside. The newspaper said Berg allegedly swung at an officer, knocking his glasses off his face.

Berg struggled with police as they forced him into an ambulance. At the hospital, Berg told staff he had smoked marijuana and taken ecstasy.

Berg was charged with fourth-degree assault of a police officer and obstructing the legal process.

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