Police: Man with machete damages patrol car, stabs police dog

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Police arrested a man armed with a machete after he broke a patrol car windshield and stabbed a police dog, according to officials.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the apparently unprovoked attack started around 5 p.m. near the DMV office on Thunder and Hacienda Drive. Police told the U-T that the man with a machete broke the windshield of an officer’s patrol car then took off.

A sheriff’s department helicopter and police dogs were helping search for the man. He was found in the river valley west of College Avenue and south of the freeway. He stabbed a police dog during his arrest, officials said.

Police said an officer was hit by shattered glass. The police dog was taken to a veterinarian.

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