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Clackamas Co. K9 Grimm 'doing well' after suspect hit him with pipe

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Clackamas County K9 Grimm (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office) Clackamas County K9 Grimm (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9 Grimm is recovering after he was hit with a pipe while he tracked down a suspect Tuesday.

Tuesday afternoon CCSO deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 18000 block of Southeast Sunnyside Road in Damascus.

According to investigators, the caller said her brother, 35-year-old Mario Reyes-Orozco, was on drugs and was threatening the rest of the family with an ax and trying to hit them with it.  

When deputies responded to the home, Reyes-Orozco refused to come out and communicate with deputies and closed and locked all the doors. The rest of the family was able to get out safely.

The SWAT team, along with K9 Grimm, eventually entered the home to track down Reyes-Orozco.

Reyes-Orozco would not surrender and hit Grimm with a pipe until SWAT team members were able to take him into custody. 

K9 Grimm was wearing his body armor, which helped minimize the impacts, according to CCSO.

K9 Grimm is said to be "doing well." He and his handler Deputy Erik McGlothin took the day off and went for a light hike and spent time in a local river to stay cool.

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