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Video: Minnesota K-9 Stabbed, Suspect Shot and Killed

February 12, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Minnesota K-9 Stabbed, Suspect Shot and Killed

Police in Roseville, MN, shot and killed a man they found hiding in a closet after he stabbed a police dog Wednesday night. Roseville police said the K-9, named Otis, was taken to the University of Minnesota for treatment and is now at home with his handler, reports KMSP.

Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig said officers responded to an apartment building at about 10 p.m. Wednesday after neighbors heard pounding coming from a 52-year-old man's unit. Officers also heard the pounding and forced their way into his apartment.

Police found the suspect hiding in a closet with a large knife. The police chief said the suspect made a stabbing motion, striking Otis in the jaw. At that point, officers opened fire, killing the man.

Police have had previous contact with the suspect for mental health issues. He also had an outstanding warrant for failure to respond to a citation of giving false information during an incident last year. The warrant factored into the decision to enter his apartment.


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ted @ 2/12/2016 4:19 PM

Great job officers for taking this threat away for good. A K9's life is much more valuable than a criminals. I hope Otis is recovering well and I'm glad the criminal menace is dead.

Robert @ 2/12/2016 10:27 PM

Well Ted it appears you are trying to be POS of the year for 2016...you have my vote.

Percy @ 2/12/2016 11:29 PM

@ Robert
"Well Ted it appears you are trying to be POS of the year for 2016...you have my vote."
Couldn't have put it better myself. These cops have no problem killing people's pets for sport claiming as always "I feared for my life, so I slit their dogs throat."
As for you Ted if I said what I really felt about you I would be punted from this site.
The problem is that those like you believe a K9's life is more valuable than anyone's (civilian that is).

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