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K9 Hurt, Fresno Man Arrested

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) - A man is under arrest after a K9 officer was punched in the head several times.

Fresno police were witnessing a child custody exchange between Jonathan Alexander and the baby's mom.

Police say Alexander then hit the mom while she was holding the baby and then ran into the home where he barricaded himself.

Police eventually sent K9 officer "Tico" in to find him.

Police say when Tico found him, Alexander punched the K9 several times.

Alexander was arrested and Tico was taken to a hospital where they say he will be okay.

Alexander is being charged with domestic violence, child endangerment, and assault on a police dog.
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