Vancouver – A 32-year-old-man is facing charges after a Vancouver Police dog was injured this morning while responding to a violent crime.

VPD responded to a Downtown Eastside social housing complex that houses women and children shortly before 5 a.m. today after a man allegedly threatened several people and kicked at a resident’s door. The suspect fled when police arrived, but officers tracked him to a building near Keefer and Abbott streets.

The suspect allegedly resisted arrest and bit Police Service Dog Mando, which was assisting in the arrest. With help from the injured dog, officers were able to gain control of the man and place him in handcuffs.

The suspect was bitten by the police dog and treated at hospital. PSD Mando has minor injuries.

Police are recommending multiple charges.