Sunnyvale police K-9 killed in the line of duty

- An officer involved shooting killed a man suspected of stabbing a woman and a police K-9 this afternoon in Sunnyvale.

According to Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Capt. Jeff Hunter, officers received a call about a stabbing in the 500 block of East Weddell Drive around 1 p.m.

At the scene, officers located a woman who had been stabbed. She was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Officers then attempted to contact the suspect. The suspect, however, armed himself with a knife and was uncooperative with officers, Hunter said.

The suspect, described as a man in his 20s, then stabbed a police K-9, prompting an officer to shoot the suspect at least once, according to Hunter.

The suspect was taken to a hospital where he died. His identity has not been released.

The K-9, a German shepherd, was taken to also a hospital, where it died.

Hunter said that public safety officers have been fitted with body-worn cameras, however, he couldn't confirm whether the officer who shot at the suspect was wearing one.

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