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Man accused of stabbing police dog found incompetent, ordered to get treatment

Posted at 3:13 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 16:13:07-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A man accused of stabbing a Green Bay Police dog has been ordered to get treatment after being found incompetent to currently stand trial.

Online court records show Sai Vang made an appearance in Brown County court with his attorneys on Thursday. The records show an "Order of Commitment of Treatment (Incompetency)" for Vang. Another competency hearing for Vang is scheduled for August 27.

Vang faces three criminal charges which include injuring a police animal. Police say officers used the K9, named Pyro, while trying to arrest Vang back in April. Police responded to the home where Vang lived after authorities say he had threatened to shoot his father and responding police officers.

Police say Vang stabbed Pyro while the dog was biting him. Pyro was rushed to an animal hospital and Vang was subdued with a Taser.

According to a criminal complaint, Vang has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The complaint says Vang told police he was sorry about stabbing the dog.

K9 Pyro managed to recover from his injuries and returned to the job doing light work a few weeks after the stabbing. Pyro could need more medical work in the future, but officers are optimistic about his outlook.