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Video: Anchorage PD K-9 Recovering from Stabbing

July 08, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Anchorage PD K-9 Recovering from Stabbing

An Anchorage police dog was stabbed multiple times with a pocket knife while pursuing a suspect in East Anchorage early Saturday morning, reports the Anchorage Daily News.

The dog, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois named MP, underwent emergency surgery for three stab wounds and is expected to survive, police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said. The dog was recovering at a local animal hospital Saturday.

The dog, MP, and his trainer, Anchorage PD officer Nathan Keays, ran after a man who had allegedly been attacking another person with a machete and ran from police. In an alleyway, MP bit the suspect in the hand. The suspect then pulled out a pocket knife and hit and stabbed the dog. Officers used a TASER to subdue the man and take him into custody. Keays sustained minor injuries.

Tags: Anchorage PD, Knife Attacks, K-9 Units


Comments (4)

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Chuck @ 7/8/2014 2:51 PM

Good job k9 MP. My dog Bella and I have you in our prayers

Marti @ 7/8/2014 3:32 PM

So glad to hear MP is doing so well. I'd like to have 10 minutes in a locked room with the dude that did this to him.

Marti @ 7/8/2014 3:33 PM

So glad to hear K9 MP is doing so well.

sherry @ 7/8/2014 4:21 PM

So glad to here the dog is going to be alright.

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