- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Vancouver, Washington, police dog has died after being stabbed Tuesday night during a confrontation.

The Columbian newspaper reports (https://is.gd/GbETgI ) Ike, a Belgian Malinois who went into service in 2012, was answering a suspicious person call with his human partner, Officer Jack Anderson, when he was injured.

Vancouver police officials say 25-year-old Jacky Chan Karuo had outstanding arrest warrants and ran from police. Officials say when the officers caught up with him, Karuo stabbed the dog. Karuo was taken to the Clark County Jail and Ike was taken to an emergency veterinarian. His death was announced early Wednesday.

Karuo, who sustained dog bites, was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree domestic violence assault, harming a police dog and first-degree criminal impersonation.

Officer Anderson’s previous K-9 partner, Farley, was stabbed in the chest while trying to subdue a homeless man in 2006. Farley survived his injuries and remained on duty until 2012.


Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com

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