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12:17 am
Tue July 8, 2014

7/8/14 KNBA News - Bear mauls jogger south of Anchorage; Suspect stabs Anchorage Police dog

Anchorage Police Department K9 MP is eager to return to work but will be taking off a couple of weeks so his stab wounds can heal. A suspect stabbed him repeatedly with a pocketknife while MP kept his grip on the man's forearm early July 5, 2014.
Credit Joaqlin Estus / KNBA

  After coming up on two cubs, a jogger was attacked from behind by the mother bear on the Penguin Ridge Trail south of Anchorage. Susanne Knudsen of Indian was medevacked to an Anchorage hospital with serious 

APD Officer Nathan Keeays and MP were injured after giving chase to a man wielding a machete. Keeays had minor scrapes and a sprained wrist. MP was in surgery for about an hour getting stitched up.
Credit Joaqlin Estus / KNBA 90.3 FM

  injuries that are not considered life threatening. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the trail.

An Anchorage police dog is recovering from stab wounds from a violent suspect. Police say after the eight-year-old Belgian Malinois grabbed hold of the suspect's forearm, the man dropped the machete he'd been wielding, then repeatedly stabbed the dog with a pocketknife. K-9 handler Officer Nate Keeays says after M.P.'s physical wounds heal, the dog will be  evaluated to make sure he isn't fearful or traumatized by the incident.