LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE APRIL 15: Las Vegas police K9 Kimura has been released from the animal hospital today and reunited with their human police counterpart.
ORIGINAL STORY: A Las Vegas police dog, identified as Kimura, was stabbed last night during an arrest.
Police say that the incident happened around 8:37 p.m. Monday. It began with a traffic stop. Police say the man got out of his car with a knife and then got back in and drove a short distance to an apartment complex in the 3800 block of Cambridge Street near Katie Avenue.
Upon arrival, the man got out and ran into an apartment. Eventually, he came back out with a large knife. The police released the police dog to take down the man.
The dog bit the man and the man stabbed the K9 multiple times.
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Last night, LVMPD K9 Kimura was stabbed many times by a dangerous suspect armed with a knife. As you know, we ask our K9 partners to perform amazing acts of heroism and Kimura delivered! We are happy to report that Kimura is recovering and doing well. His handler, Officer Bachman, will take Kimura home soon and give him the TLC he needs to heal and get back to work. Special shout-out to the staff at Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care, including Dr Mason, for providing top-tier treatment to this brave K9. Expect updates in the days to come! 🦮 . . . . . #hero #bravery #loyaldog #loyalty #policek9 #kimura #mansbestfriend #lvmpdk9 #emergencyvet #veterinarian #goingahead #facingdanger #savinglives #nofear #police #dutchshepherd #recovery #healing #stitches #youshouldseetheotherguy #gotojail
The man, who has been identified as 57-year-old Jeffrey Holland, was taken to University Medical Center where he was treated for a dog bite and a self-inflicted knife wound, which he probably did while stabbing the dog.
The man is being charged with attempting to kill a police animal, resisting an officer with a deadly weapon and 2 traffic offenses.
The police dog is expected to survive.
A police dog named Hunter was also stabbed late last year. Joseph Arquilla was indicted in January of this year for the stabbing the dog.