LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man is accused of stabbing a police dog.
Police say 23-year-old Alan A. Golden is facing one count of injury to a police dog.
They say the charge is a fourth-degree felony.
Police say the 6-year-old canine was stabbed once on his left shoulder early Monday. The dog was rushed to the Las Cruces Animal Emergency Clinic where he received five staples to close the deep wound.
The Las Cruces Sun-News (ttp://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_23894143) says Golden was transported to University Medical Center of El Paso for injuries he received from the dog.
A warrant has been obtained for Golden’s arrest once he’s released from the hospital.
Police say Golden was found lying on the ground in a neighborhood about 1 a.m. Monday and refused demands to drop the knife.