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LORAIN -- Police say a man has been arrested in a Cleveland suburb after he attacked a police dog that had latched onto his leg.

According to a police report,the incidentstarted when a Lorain police officer pursued a man who was involved in an argument in a parking lot and was reported to have a gun.

When the police K-9 Kriss found Willie Ramos hiding in a rose bush, the man allegedly attacked the K-9. The officer said Ramos grabbed the K-9's face and repeatedly punched it with a closed fist.

K-9 Kriss refused to let go of the suspect's leg even while it was being punched. K-9Kriss was not seriously injured.

Ramos pleaded not guilty to four charges in court Monday, including assaulting a police dog.