A service dog was stabbed today during a brief police standoff with a knife-wielding man in an Encanto-area neighborhood, authorities said.
The confrontation in the 600 block of 64th Street began shortly after 8:30 a.m., following a 911 call from a resident who reported that her son was armed with a knife and standing on her front porch, according to San Diego police.
When patrol personnel arrived, the man refused to drop the makeshift weapon, public-affairs Officer Billy Hernandez said. During the face-off, police sent in a service dog in an attempt gain compliance from the man, who allegedly responded by stabbing the animal.
It was unclear how badly the dog was injured.
At about 9:20 a.m., officers were able to subdue the belligerent man and take him into custody. His name was not immediately available.
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