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Michigan police fatally shoot man who stabbed police dog

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 14:12:23-05

LANSING, Mich. — 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.

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