K-9 officer struck with over 200 quills while in pursuit of criminal: police

COOS BAY, Oregon -- A K-9 officer suffered a major injury while pursuing a suspect in Oregon.

Coos County Sheriff's Office said K-9 Officer Odin was searching for a suspect that evaded arrest earlier in the day.

During a very long, active track, Officer Odin encountered a porcupine in his pathway.

Multiple quills punctured his face, including near his mouth and his left eye.

Odin was immediately rushed to the vet at Hanses-Meekins Animal Hospital, where he was sedated and treated for his wounds.

Officials say the suspect is still on the run.
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