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Man 'acting like a bull' stabs Calif. K-9

The suspect was running between cars in the middle of the street


By PoliceOne Staff

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A K-9 is recovering after a suspect pulled a knife and stabbed the dog during a foot pursuit.

Police responded to calls of a man running between cars in the middle of the street Tuesday, NBC Los Angeles reported. Witnesses said the suspect was “acting like a bull” and behaving oddly.

K-9 Max and his handler, Officer Luis Carbajal (Photo/San Diego Police)
K-9 Max and his handler, Officer Luis Carbajal (Photo/San Diego Police)

When officers approached, the suspect pulled a knife and fled. K-9 Max was deployed and bit the man. Police told the news station the suspect then stabbed Max twice. 

The suspect fled again, but was detained shortly after. He was treated at a local hospital and released to police custody. 

Max was transported to a local veterinary hospital where he was treated and released on Wednesday. He is recovering at home.

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