SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Sacramento authorities say a police dog is recovering after being stabbed in the head multiple times while trying to apprehend a suspect in Carmichael.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says Jedi, a 3-year-old German Shepherd, underwent surgery and is expected to recover from the Saturday attack.READ MORE: Debate Intensifies Over Reopening JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park to Auto Traffic
Officers were searching for the 41-year-old suspect after receiving a tip from a state parole officer about a domestic violence incident.
The department said in a statement that the suspect, a convicted sex offender, led officers on a slow-speed pursuit before they were able to arrest him.READ MORE: San Jose Congregation Holds Fast Following Racist Easter Zoom-Bombing
The department says the man was taken to a hospital with dog bite injuries.
He was later transported to Sacramento County Jail where he is being held without bail for violating his parole.MORE NEWS: Hero Police Dog Saves Fresno Officer's Life Despite Being Stabbed 6 Times
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