A police dog that was severely injured after an offender stabbed it in the head and neck has been rescued by vets.
The brave Belgian shepherd named Haix, aged 3, is currently out of danger after it was critically injured while trying to overpower the 150-kilogramme (330-lb) 38-year-old man in the city of Hamburg, Germany.
Police reportedly rushed to the man’s apartment at Fritz-Lindemann-Weg in the Lohbruegge quarter after his mother escaped their heated argument and reported her son’s violent behaviour at around 1.30pm on Saturday, 25th February.
Upon arrival, the cops and the courageous canine entered the flat and tried to convince the 38-year-old man to let go of the large knife he held in his hand.
But he reportedly refused to listen and attacked the poor dog at the doorstep when it tried to remove the deadly weapon from his grip.
Firefighters then immediately transferred the wounded dog to the Lueneburg veterinary hospital where it underwent emergency surgery.
Hamburg’s Special Task Forces (SEK) who also arrived at the scene some time later, tasered the 38-year-old man after which he was arrested.
Hamburg Police said in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “Due to the cuts he had apparently previously suffered on his shoeless feet, after [he received] first aid, he was transported to a hospital by an ambulance crew under police escort.
“In addition to being treated for his injuries, the man was given a psychiatric evaluation by a doctor on duty, who then ordered his admission to a hospital psychiatric ward.”
Police spokesperson Sandra Levgruen added: “This case shows again how important the taser can be as a means of action!”
Meanwhile, a protective collar cone was placed around Haix’s head to prevent the canine from licking its fresh post-operative wounds.
Hamburg Police confirmed: “His life is no longer in danger.”
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Story By: Georgina Jadikovska, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
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