Meridian Police Department arrested a man wanted on a warrant after he reportedly choked a police dog Thursday.
Nathan Allen, 25, of Meridian was wanted on a $50,000 warrant for eluding police, according to the Meridian Police Department.
Early on Thursday officers attempted to arrest Allen, but he fled the scene, police said. This led to a brief lockdown of Peregrine Elementary School, police said.
At about 8:30 p.m. officers located Allen near South Meridian and Overland roads and tried to arrest him again, but he ran off. A police dog apprehended the suspect, but he reportedly tried to fight the animal and choke it, according to MPD.
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Allen was arrested and charged with resisting and obstructing officers, abuse of a police dog, attempting to elude police officers, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug possession.