Law enforcement K9 killed in line of duty in St. Paul

4:43 PM, Feb 12, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - A law enforcement K9 was killed on Tuesday in St. Paul while in the line of duty.

St. Paul police officers, along with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshall's Office served a search warrant at a home in the 700 block of Aurora Avenue.

Police say the K9 entered the home and encountered a suspect in the basement. The suspect began stabbing the dog. Officers then shot and killed the man.

The police dog died at the scene.

Officials are not saying what agency the dog belongs to or the dog's name.

They are also not releasing the nature of the search warrant. More details are expected to be released Tuesday afternoon.

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