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January 29, 2014

Police: Suspect stabbed Pittsburgh K-9 officer

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police say a suspect has stabbed a K-9 officer while trying to avoid arrest on outstanding warrants for probation violations and failing to register as a sex offender.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 21-year-old John Lewis Rush, who was arrested Tuesday night.

Police say Rush was arrested about 10:30 p.m., or about 40 minutes after he fought with an Allegheny County sheriff’s deputy who tried to arrest him. Police say Rush got away from the deputy even after the officer used a stun gun.

Police later found Rush when someone called 911 to report a suspicious person lurking near a building.

Police apprehended Rush, but not before they say he stabbed the dog in the back. The animal was being treated by a veterinarian.

Two human officers suffered leg and arm injuries.

 

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