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Man charged in police dog stabbing

01/15/2013 08:41 EST | Updated 03/17/2013 05:12 EDT
A 20-year-old Vancouver man has been charged in connection to a robbery and the stabbing of a police dog last week, police say.

Kyle Scott Martin has been charged with robbery, possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. Martin has also been charged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act with harming a service animal.

Teak, a seven-year-old German shepherd, underwent two surgeries after he was slashed by a man police were pursuing after a south Vancouver gas station robbery Friday night.

Teak was released from an animal clinic Sunday following two surgeries to repair his wounds. Police said he would be retired from duty to live at home with his handler.

Martin remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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