K-9 Blitz will take a couple of weeks off to heal before he's ready to get back to work.
 - Image courtesy of Tucson PD / Facebook. 

K-9 Blitz will take a couple of weeks off to heal before he's ready to get back to work.

Image courtesy of Tucson PD / Facebook. 

An Arizona man is facing charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and armed robbery following an incident in Tucson on Wednesday.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, police were in pursuit of the subject—identified as 27-year-old Frank Garcia—when he turned and stabbed K-9 Blitz.

The dog's handler—Officer Mike Doyle—began to administer first aid to the wounds before the dog was transported to a nearby veterinary hospital for surgery.

Blitz will take a couple of weeks off to heal before he's ready to get back to work.

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