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Woman accused of biting off part of nose

WAITE PARK, Minn. -- Police arrested a 19-year-old St. Cloud woman Friday, saying she bit off a piece of another woman's nose in a fight earlier that day.

Waite Park police had to obtain a search warrant to recover the piece of nose, which was reattached to the victim, a 22-year-old woman, at St. Cloud Hospital.

Stearns County Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold said the biting took place during a fight between the two women shortly after 3 a.m. Friday during a party at a Waite Park house.

A 17-year-old boy, who was the son of the house's owner, refused to open the door when police knocked, so they got a search warrant. Police found the piece of nose in the kitchen, Bechtold said.

The alleged attacker was arrested in St. Cloud.

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Authorities continued to look for others at Friday's party who witnessed the fight but ran away when police arrived, Bechtold said.

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