Eric Frein in Custody

Man Facing Charges After Punching Police Dog

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COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP — A man is facing a number of charges including reckless endangerment and hitting a police animal.

Police said Jean Philogene of New York violated a PFA on Monday.

When they tried to pull him over near Mount Pocono, officers said he forced a patrol car off the road and got out of his van.

During a foot chase, investigators said Philogene punched “Niko,” a K-9 officer in the head. 

Niko and his handler eventually caught the suspect who is now locked up.

Niko is okay.

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