A police dog was stabbed several times late Tuesday in North Park by a man who police said threatened officers with a knife.
A patrol officer was flagged down by a resident who reported that a man was “acting bizarrely” on 30th Street near Lincoln Avenue shortly after 11:30 p.m., San Diego police Lt. Steve Behrendt said. Another report described the man as standing in the street “acting like a bull.”
Officers found the man and went to talk to him, but he ran and officers chased him. At one point, the man turned and began to advance on the officers with the knife in his hand before turning and running again, Behrendt told San Diego News Video.
Police found the man on Grim Street near 31st Street and sent a police dog after him.
The dog bit the suspect on the arm and the man stabbed the dog at least twice, police said. Officers used their Tasers and took the suspect into custody after a struggle, Behrendt said.
He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and assaulting a police dog.
The dog was stabbed multiple times but the wounds were not considered life threatening. The dog was taken to a veterinary hospital.
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