K-9 Helps Takedown Suspect to End Standoff in Rose Park
A lengthy standoff between the LBPD and a man who resisted dropping a metal object ended after a police dog was used to subdued the suspect Thursday morning, police say.
At roughly 9:00 a.m., LBPD dispatched officers to the 800 block of Cherry Avenue due to calls regarding a man allegedly trying to "break out" a car window. When the arriving officers came across the suspect, he was armed with what police are describing as "a metal object," and that he "swung" the object at a victim.
LBPD spokesperson Brandon Fahey says the suspect was "uncooperative" and rejected orders to disarm.
Fahey says officers used less-lethal force to subdue the suspect, but it was useless, and a police dog was used. The suspect struck the K9 with the metal object, and the K9 sustained minor injuries.
Overall, it took officers about one hour until the suspect was taken into custody and he was then transported to a nearby hospital.
The suspect will later be booked for assault with a deadly weapon, under the influence of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and willful harm on a K9.