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Green Bay police dog stabbed during encounter with suspect

Posted at 8:18 AM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 23:49:50-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Police say a police dog is recovering after a man stabbed the dog during a call.

Just after 8 p.m. Sunday night, police say the man called authorities and said he was going to kill his father and shoot any responding officers.

During a news conference Monday, Police Chief Andrew Smith says police at the scene tried to arrest the man, who wouldn't cooperate with officers.

The chief says the K9 was sent in to try to knock the man down. When the dog bit and held onto the man, the man stabbed the dog multiple times.

The man was taken into custody and the dog was taken to an animal hospital where he had two surgeries.

The suspect now faces charges including resisting an officer and recklessly endangering safety.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.