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MCSO K-9 Bingo arrests suspect

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Feb 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-27 15:26:25-05

The Martin County Sheriff's Office says a suspect who prompted a manhunt after pulling a knife on a lawn care worker has been captured, after picking up a fight with the K-9 that located him. 

The incident happened just before 9 a.m. near a Jensen Beach 7-eleven.

According to officials, the victim told deputies he was mowing the lawn when he was approached by the suspect, 39-year-old Donald Milton, who threatened him with a knife. 

Milton took off on foot into a heavily wooded area along Federal Highway when police arrived at the scene.

K-9 Deputy Justin Albauer and his K-9 partner Bingo entered the woods to search for the suspect. 

K-9 Deputy Bingo located Milton, who authorities say refused to comply to  Deputy Albauer’s commands and began punching K-9 Bingo. 

The suspect was secured and taken to Martin Memorial Hospital for observation. 

He will be charged with aggravated assault, battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest.