Redding police officers arrested a homeless man who broke a home's windows and wielded a flagpole before he assaulted an officer and a police dog early Monday, Cpl. Rob Peterson said.
Officers responded to a 911 call from a resident claiming a man was breaking windows in their home and attempting to enter, a police news release said. Police found Ernak Altankov, 34, on the front deck of the residence at Park Marina Avenue.
After Altankov refused to leave the deck and picked up a four-foot flagpole, they feared he "would injure the victims inside the residence or the officers on scene," and shot him with a taser and beanbag shotgun, both of which were ineffective, Peterson said in the news release.
The officers then used a K-9 named Otto to bring down Altankov, who assaulted Otto and an officer during the arrest, Peterson said. Otto was uninjured, but the officer suffered minor injuries.
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Altankov was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, assault on a peace officer, assault on a police K-9, vandalism and resisting arrest, and was taken to the Shasta Regional Medical Center for treatment, police said.