LAS VEGAS (WITI) -- Las Vegas police on Tuesday, Oct. 29 said a K-9 officer stabbed multiple times during a standoff early Saturday, Oct. 26 was recovering — and identified the man accused in the attack.
Police said K-9 Hunter was doing well two days after being stabbed in the neck and would continue to have check-ups to monitor his progress.
Authorities identified the suspect as Joseph Arquilla. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center, police said.
Police said they were lucky the attacker’s blade broke at some point during the assault when it struck the dog’s collar. This made it harder for the knife to penetrate Hunter’s skin.
Hunter was stabbed multiple times after police said a man climbed onto the roof of a business.