Police say suspect used pepper spray on officers, K9 unit


CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man used pepper spray on two officers and a police dog during a struggle in a downtown Cleveland bar and has been arrested.

Authorities say a woman flagged down an officer on Friday to report someone broke a glass door inside a church on the city’s downtown Public Square. Officers say they spotted a suspect and chased him into a nearby bar.

Police say a police sergeant, a patrol officer and a police dog were sprayed before the man was taken into custody. Paramedics were called to the scene, but the injuries were considered non-life threatening

The suspect was arrested and is expected to be arraigned on charges Monday in Cleveland Municipal Court.

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