LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metropolitan police K9 Diko has returned to duty after being stabbed by a suspect who police took into custody last month.
“K9 Diko has been cleared to return to duty and he’s already helped find a bad guy,” Metro posted on social media. Police also shared a video of K9 Diko and his handler Officer Camacho preparing to go on calls.
K9 Diko was injured on July 24 after he was deployed on Ezekiel Barnes who was a suspect in a stabbing. Police said Diko was stabbed “multiple times.” Barnes is facing numerous charges including injuring or attempting to kill a police animal.
Police said Diko got lots of love, community support, and treats during his recovery from the attack.
Barnes remains in the Clark County Detention Center