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Holyoke police dog stabbed by robbery suspect

July 15, 2015

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A Holyoke police dog stabbed by a robbery suspect has been released from an animal hospital after getting seven stitches in its back.

Police Lt. Isaias Cruz says officers were called to a McDonald’s restaurant in the city at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday for reports of an armed robbery. Police say two suspects used a knife to rob two youths outside the restaurant.

Officers chased two suspects and the dog, named Jori, caught up with one of them. Chief James Neiswanger tells westernmassnews.com that Jori was stabbed between the shoulder blades and there was a lot of blood.

The suspect apprehended by Jori was taken to the hospital for treatment of bite wounds. No names were released.

Jori is expected to miss about 10 days of work.

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