A St. Louis man, accused with sexually abusing and impregnating a younger relative, was killed by St. Paul police on Tuesday after he stabbed and killed a police dog, news sources report.
The Star Tribune reports that authorities went to arrest Alden Anderson, 32, in a home in the Summit-University neighborhood when the incident occurred. Police found Anderson armed with a knife in the basement, and he fatally stabbed the police dog that was with the unit.
According to the Star Tribune, after Anderson killed the dog, police felt their safety was also threatened and fatally shot the man.
Speaking about the death of the K-9, Sgt. Paul Paulos, a police spokesman, told the Pioneer Press, "It's like a family member. It hits the department hard. It's like one of our own."
According to the criminal complaint included in an article about the incident by the Pioneer Press, Anderson abused his relative from the ages of 7 to 14, when she became pregnant.