HOUSTON - A man accused of stabbing a K9 with the Houston Police Department early Saturday morning is now behind bars.
Details are limited, but during a press conference, authorities said the incident happened shortly after a confrontation with a robbery suspect. Police received a tip on where they could find the unidentified suspect but once they spotted him, a brief chase ensued.
That's when police released their K9 Nate, to assist in the chase, and shortly thereafter, Nate, was stabbed with what appeared to be a butcher knife.
Nate was rushed to an emergency animal hospital in the 8900 block of Katy Freeway in serious condition. At last check, Nate was released from the hospital after undergoing surgery.
The suspect meanwhile suffered minor injuries from Nate but was quickly taken into custody where he will be facing several charges including evading arrest and aggravated assault of a peace officer.