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16 March, 2022

Police dog injured in arrest

A police dog was injured during the arrest of a man in Morayfield on Tuesday afternoon.


A police dog was injured during the arrest of a Morayfield man on Tuesday afternoon

Just before 1pm, police responded to a Morayfield address following reports a man was allegedly breaching a domestic violence order.

A man fled the address and attempted to enter an alleged stolen vehicle when he was confronted by a Police Dog Squad handler and Police Dog Beau.

The man, who was allegedly aggressive and non-compliant with police, ran from the scene with PD Beau giving chase.

It will be alleged the man fought and assaulted the PD Beau, including by putting him in a headlock, punching and striking him.

PD Beau’s handler subsequently deployed a Taser and the man was handcuffed and taken into custody.

PD Beau was required veterinary treatment for an eye laceration.

A 31-year-old man, bitten during his interactions with PD Beau, was transported to hospital for treatment to a dog bite, where he currently remains

The Morayfield man was charged with a total of 24 offences including injuring a police dog, contravening a domestic violence order and serious assault of a police officer.

He was charged with several other offences including enter premises and commit indictable offence, burglary and robbery.

The man remains in police custody and is expected to appear before Caboolture Magistrates Court at a later date.


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