Greenville K-9 hit with metal pipe, police say

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Police say a man hit a K-9 officer with a metal pipe.

Greenville police responded Tuesday to an assault where a person had been cut on the neck with a box cutter.

Police say they found 64-year-old Odies Gambrell on Dobbs Street. They say Gambrell lifted a metal pipe and acted as if he was going to swing at the officers.

K-9 officer Rocky started closing in on Gambrell after he refused to drop the pipe, but Gambrell struck the K-9 before he could take him down, police say.

Rocky was pulled back and another officer surprised Gambrell from the back and took him to the ground.

Gambrell was taken into custody and has been charged with attempted murder, burglary, resisting arrest, and assault on a police K-9.

Gambrell was taken to a hospital before he was booked into the Greenville County Detention Center. As of Wednesday morning, he’s still in jail under a $25,000 bond.

Luckily, Rocky has bounced back from the blow.

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