(FOX News) - Police in western Pensylvania shot and killed a man who allegedly stabbed a Port Authority of Alleghany County police dog to death Sunday afternoon.
Port Authority Police Chief Matt Porter told reporters that the K-9 officer, Aren, had been on the job for four years, working patrol and explosives details.
The suspect, 37-year-old Bruce Kelley Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in Wilkinsburg, east of downtown Pittsburgh.
The Tribune-Review reported that the incident began when two officers confronted Kelley and his father drinking under a gazebo on Port Authority property. Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said the younger Kelley became agitated when confronted and physically fought one of the officers.