A police dog is recovering after a dramatic arrest in Airport West earlier this morning in which it will be…
A police dog is recovering after a dramatic arrest in Airport West earlier this morning in which it will be alleged the dog was assaulted.
The incident began to unfold around 1am when the K9 unit observed a car ramming another car on Matthews Avenue, near the intersection of Halsey Road.
Upon reaching the vehicles, police observed a man allegedly running away.
A K9 unit and its handler approached the man, who then challenged police and allegedly made threats to kill them with a firearm.
The dog was deployed and in the process of apprehending the alleged offender, the dog is alleged to have been punched several times.
The man continued to threaten police but was eventually taken into custody.
The 31-year-old Taylors Lakes man is currently in a hospital under police guard having received a minor injury during the arrest.
The police dog escaped any known injury but proved a vital tool in safely arresting the alleged offender.
It will also be alleged that the victim in the other vehicle, a 30-year-old man from Glenroy, was also assaulted and threatened during the incident and received minor injuries.
Moreland Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating and urge anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Sergeant Kris Hamilton