- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) - Police say a K-9 bit a suspect for the first time in more than a year when it apprehended an accused intruder at a Florida home.

The Herald-Tribune of Sarasota reports the North Port police dog named “Dutch” and four officers were hurt Sunday night while detaining 34-year-old Matthew Poulin. He and the officers were hospitalized with injuries that weren’t life-threatening, and police say Dutch is fine after Poulin tried choking the dog.

The resident who called 911 declined to press burglary charges. But Poulin, the resident’s neighbor, faces charges including battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and offense against a police dog.

Officers used a stun gun multiple times while working to handcuff Poulin.

It’s unclear if Poulin has a lawyer. An ongoing investigation includes a toxicology test.


Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, https://www.heraldtribune.com

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