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Saginaw police fatally shoot man who stabbed police dog

Posted at 9:54 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 09:57:50-05

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.