Man Charged For Stabbing Border Patrol Canine - KMSP-TV

Man Charged For Stabbing Border Patrol Canine

Posted: Updated:

From Fox News Latino

A Border Patrol canine is recovering after being stabbed in the neck during a confrontation on the border. Its attacker, a Guatemalan citizen who was trying to enter the United States across the Rio Grande river, is now facing charges.

The two-and-a-half year old German Shepherd, Dinie, was stabbed in the neck Sunday morning when the Border Patrol confronted approximately 30 suspected undocumented immigrants near Mission, Texas.

At approximately 4:30 a.m., Dinie and her handler agent chased after suspect Luis Gilberto Cruz-Solis, who had jumped up from the brush and began running.

"These dogs, until you actually physically stop them, they're going to continue to go," said Border Patrol officer Henry Mendiola.

Dinie ran ahead of her handler and confronted Cruz-Solis, who allegedly stabbed the canine on the right side of her neck. Her handler rushed her to the vet after noticing her harness was covered in blood, according to court documents.

"When the handler picked her up at the vet after the surgery, she's already up and running," said Mendiola. "But obviously the handler knows best," he added.

Cruz-Solis was transported to a Border Patrol station where he told agents he stabbed the dog in the neck after it bit him. He said he then threw the knife in the woods.

Police recovered the knife. Cruz-Solis admitted to the Border Patrol that he was an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala.



  • Gina's People

    A Rare Condition

    A Rare Condition

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:24:17 GMT
    Hell on earth, that's how some doctors describe Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa also known as E.B. It's a horrible genetic disease that Nicky Zahorcak was born with. A lot of his skin is raw, the slightest touch can cause blisters that quickly spread. He says, "Right now, all the bandages that you see everywhere even on my sides, they're all raw skin." His mother Silvia says very few people know about this rare condition and she wants to change that.
    Hell on earth, that's how some doctors describe Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa also known as E.B. It's a horrible genetic disease that Nicky Zahorcak was born with. A lot of his skin is raw, the slightest touch can cause blisters that quickly spread. He says, "Right now, all the bandages that you see everywhere even on my sides, they're all raw skin." His mother Silvia says very few people know about this rare condition and she wants to change that.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices