SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Police say a man who stabbed a Michigan police dog in the head during a hostage situation was fatally shot by officers inside a home.
Sunday morning’s shooting came after Saginaw officers were called to a home in the mid-Michigan city for a reported hostage situation.
Police Chief Robert Ruth says officers rescued a male hostage from the home.
The suspect, who was armed with a knife, then stabbed a police dog in the head inside the house, prompting officers to fire on the 48-year-old suspect, killing him. The police dog was rushed to a local veterinary hospital and was expected to survive.