K-9 stabbed by suspect in NJ released from animal hospital

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP/WTXF) -- A police dog stabbed as he tried to subdue a knife-wielding man has been released from a veterinary hospital.

Several officers were on hand as Kane left the hospital in Red Bank around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Ocean County prosecutors say Kane and his handler, a county sheriff's officer, were among a group of law enforcement officers who went to a Mantoloking home Monday looking for 39-year-old Edward Walsh. The Manahawkin man was wanted on kidnapping, aggravated assault and theft charges in connection with an incident Sunday involving his girlfriend.

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Prosecutors say officers entered and found Walsh armed with a knife, which he refused to drop. Kane was released and Walsh stabbed the animal, and officers then opened fire.

Walsh, who also had a self-inflicted knife wound across his neck, was pronounced dead at the scene.