San Diego police dog stabbed by suspect during arrest
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police say one of their police dogs was stabbed with a 7-inch (18-centimeter) knife during an arrest.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the dog was attacked during a Monday morning arrest at an Encanto home shortly after officers had shot the suspect using bean bag rounds.
Police Lt. Charles Lara says a 22-year-old man was struck four times with bean bags.
The police dog was released after the rounds “had a negligible effect” on the suspect.
Police say the 4-year-old dog named Dexter suffered a broken rib and ruptured spleen.
Dexter has undergone surgery and is expected to recover.
The man could be charged with assaulting a police dog, displaying a weapon at an officer in a threatening manner and resisting arrest.
Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.utsandiego.com