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ELIZABETH, Pa. — Police say a Pennsylvania man used a child as a human shield and released a dog that attacked a police K-9 when officers approached him.

WTAE-TV reports police were called to the Elizabeth Township home Sunday evening for a domestic violence report.

Police say they found a female victim with several arm cuts. Her legs and hands were also covered in blood. She told police 27-year-old Troy Wazny had slammed her hand and arm with a door.

Police say they told Wazny to step off the porch and that he put a child between himself and the officers. They say he then released a dog that attacked a police dog.

Wazny was eventually taken into custody.

He faces several charges. It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer.

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