The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday the a police service dog was injured by an armed suspect during a SWAT situation Thursday night.
The dog, K9 Nordy, was stabbed once as police attempted to apprehend a 40-year-old female who had barricaded herself inside of a residence.
Nordy was transported to a local veterinarian and is stable condition.
According to a release from BCSO, around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies were dispatched to 1737 Potomac Road SW, where a female barricaded herself inside a residence. The female, identified as Jebrene Garcia, arrived at the home belonging to her sister’s ex-boyfriend and forcibly made entry by removing an air conditioning unit from a front window. Once inside, Garcia armed herself with a large kitchen knife and hid. Garcia was in a physical altercation with the home’s occupants before they could escape. Garcia remained agitated and noncompliant with efforts to take her into custody. SWAT and the Crisis Negotiation Team were activated.