BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a man stabbed another man multiple times before throwing gasoline on responding police and charged officers with a knife. Police also say the man stabbed a police dog.
Burlington police said the incident occurred late Thursday night.
Police said they responded to a report of a stabbing and found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds. They said they tracked down the suspect, Ali Asghari Sandi, 41.
Police said Sandi resisted their attempts to detain him before he threw gasoline on them and charged them with a knife. He was eventually arrested.
Police said the man who was stabbed suffered non-life-threatening injuries. An officer also suffered injuries and was released from a hospital. A police dog named Talon is being treated for injuries that are considered non-life threatening.
Police said that Sandi is facing charges that include assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a law enforcement officer and assault on a law enforcement animal.
It’s unclear if Sandi has hired an attorney.