Man stabs Anchorage police dog during chase

Anchorage Police Department police dog MP is expected to make a full recovery. (Photo courtesy Anchorage Police Department)

Anchorage Police Department police dog MP is expected to make a full recovery. (Photo courtesy Anchorage Police Department)

An Anchorage police dog is expected to survive after he was stabbed by a suspect during a chase early Saturday.

Police arrested 37-year-old Nole Hommerding, and booked him into jail on charges of harming a police dog, assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

The attack on the dog came after police responded to a fight between two men in the Mountain View neighborhood. Police say Hommerding had a machete. When officers ordered him to drop the machete, he ran.

The officer and the K9 dog named MP pursued him.

Police say the dog bit onto Hommerding to apprehend him, and that’s when the man stabbed the animal. Officers subdued the suspect with a Taser.

One officer suffered minor injuries. The dog underwent