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Man bites dog during Downtown Eastside arrest

Mando the police dog bit the suspect back.
Police dog Mando was bitten by a man (who he also bit) after an incident Aug. 26 in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Police are recommending charges against a suspect after he fled from police and ended up biting a police dog.

Thursday morning (Aug. 26), the suspect allegedly threatened several people and kicked at a resident's door in a Downtown Eastside social housing complex, according to a media release. The Vancouver Police Department was called around 5 a.m. 

When they arrived the suspect fled the scene. Officers were able to track him to a building near Keefer and Abbott streets. With them was police service dog Mando.

"The suspect allegedly resisted arrest and bit Police Service Dog Mando, which was assisting in the arrest," states the VPD in the release. "With help from the injured dog, officers were able to gain control of the man and place him in handcuffs."

The suspect was also bitten by the police dog, and had to go to a hospital for treatment. Mando only sustained minor injuries. Police don't state who bit first.

Police are recommending multiple charges in the incident.