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Muskogee man arrested for threatening police, trying to hurt K9

Bryan White, 42, faces charges of mistreating a police dog, obstructing an officer and threatening to perform an act of violence after he was arrested Dec. 8, according to court documents. (Muskogee County Jail)

A Muskogee man is in jail after making repeated threats toward police and trying to hurt a K9 officer.

Bryan White, 42, faces charges of mistreating a police dog, obstructing an officer and threatening to perform an act of violence after he was arrested Dec. 8, according to court documents. Police say they were responding to a noise complaint at a motel near Highway 64 and Arline Avenue when the incident occurred.

According to court documents, an officer knocked on White's door to address the complaint, but White claimed he was armed with two guns and would kill the officer if he came to the door. Police say White also went to a window and mimicked raising a gun at the officer.

White reportedly came out of the room four times, but he would ignore officers' commands and run back into the room and shut the door. Officers brought out a K9 to apprehend White, but he struck the dog and grabbed hold of its face and pulled, according to court documents. He was eventually taken into custody.

While in the emergency room, police say White uttered that he was going to break the K9's jaw, according to court documents. He also reportedly said he could have broken the dog's neck.

No officers were reported injured in the incident.

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