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State Police Congratulate Shelton Police K-9 For Ending Standoff

Shelton Police K-9 Stryker
Shelton Police K-9 Stryker Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police K-9 Unit via Facebook

SHELTON, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police's K-9 Unit is offering congratulations to Shelton's police dog, Stryker, and his partner, Officer Daniel Loris, for successfully ending a standoff last month with a suicidal man holding a knife.

In a recent post on the state police's K-9 unit Facebook page, it was noted that no one was injured in the incident. "OUTSTANDING WORK," reads the post.

On Jan. 15, Shelton police got a call about a suicidal man who was missing from home. Police found him at an abandoned house nearby, holding a knife while sitting in a chair, police said.

Police ordered him to drop the knife, but the man refused. As the man continued to hold the knife "in a threatening manner" police warned him that Stryker would be used. 

Stryker, who was trained by the state police's K-9 unit 173rd Patrol Dog Training Troop, grabbed the man by his left arm and took him to the ground, loosening the knife, police said. Officers were able to take custody of the man, who later apologized and asked if Stryker was okay.

"As a result of the incident, no officers were hurt," reads the Facebook post.

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