A Toronto Police dog is recovering after being attacked by a man wielding a machete during a raid on a home in North York on Monday.
Police were executing a warrant in relation to an investigation into an illegal gaming operation at the address in the Senlac Road and Churchill Avenue area, when a man ran from the house holding the weapon.
He was asked repeatedly to drop the machete and when he failed to do so he was approached by the dog.
56 year old Phuoc Dang then chopped at the dog, injuring his neck.
Lonca was rushed to a veterinary hospital where he received stitches and is expected to be back at work soon.
Phuoc Dang has since been charged with possession of proceeds of crime, injuring/wounding an Animal and weapons dangerous.
55 year old Minh Pho of Toronto has also been charged with possession of proceeds of crime in relation to the raid while a third person, 55 year old Thi Tran of Toronto has been charged with keeping a common gaming or betting house, possession of proceeds of crime and lottery scheme after a second warrant was executed at an address in the Jane and Finch area at the same time.