Authorities in the northeastern Nebraska town of Pierce say officers were attacked and assaulted as they tried to arrest a man, and a dog involved in the attack was shot and later euthanized. The Norfolk Daily News reports that police on Tuesday morning went to the home of a 30-year-old man after receiving reports of a man breaking into homes and pounding on doors in the area.
Pierce County Attorney Ted Lohrberg said in a news release that officers saw the man pounding on vehicles and trying to get into a home. Lohrberg said the suspect became combative when confronted by officers. Lohrberg said one of the man’s dogs attacked an officer, and the suspect assaulted another officer.