GOBLES, Mich. (AP) — A man who stabbed a police dog has been shot to death by a sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Michigan.

Deputies were called to a home in Gobles about 7:30 p.m. Monday for a reported assault, the Van Buren County sheriff’s office said.

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The police dog was sent inside about 9:30 p.m. to force the 39-year-old man out but was stabbed several times. The man later was shot as he charged and tried to stab a deputy, MLive.com reported.

The man’s name was not immediately released.

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MLive.com reported that the dog’s name is Kuno. It was being treated by a veterinarian for its wounds.

Gobles is southwest of Grand Rapids.

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