Roseville Officers Fatally Shoot Man Who Stabbed Police Dog
ROSEVILLE (AP) - Authorities in a Twin Cities suburb say officers fatally shot a man who stabbed a police dog.
Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig says officers were called to an apartment building about 10 p.m. Wednesday because neighbors heard pounding coming from the man's unit. Mathwig says officers also heard the pounding and forced their way into the man's apartment.
The chief says the 52-year-old man was found hiding in a closet with a large knife. Mathwig says the man made a stabbing motion, striking the dog in the jaw. That's when officers opened fire, killing the man. The chief hasn't said how many officers shot the man, but five officers involved in the incident are on administrative leave, per protocol.
The police dog was treated at a veterinary hospital and is expected to be OK.