Sai Vang

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A judge says a man accused of stabbing a Green Bay police dog multiple times is competent to stand trial.

The incident happened April 7 when police responded to a report that 30-year-old Sai Vang had threatened to kill his father. Police say Vang did not comply with orders to surrender and deployed K-9 Pyro. Vang allegedly pulled out a knife with a 5-inch blade and stabbed the dog several times.

Pyro required several surgeries. He eventually made a full recovery and is back on duty.

The criminal complaint says Vang has mental issues and has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The judge ruled Wednesday that Vang understands the proceedings and can assist in his own defense. Plea negotiations are ongoing between the defense and the state.