By Claudia Poposki For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 00:04 GMT, 6 November 2020 | Updated: 00:11 GMT, 6 November 2020
A brave police dog has well and truly had his day.
Chief, a police pooch for NSW Police, is being praised as a hero after he was allegedly almost stabbed during a dramatic 60km pursuit across Sydney.
Chief was nearly knifed when he and his handler attempted to restrain a 33-year-old man in the M5 tunnel in Arncliffe, south Sydney, on Wednesday.
The Malinois's handler - a male sergeant - was allegedly bitten by the accused.
But the police dog fought back and left the alleged offender with bite marks of his own.
Chief had minor injuries but he and his handler are recovering well following the alleged attack.
Chief (pictured), a police dog, was almost stabbed when he and his handler attempted to restrain a 33-year-old man in the M5 tunnel in Arncliffe, south Sydney, on Wednesday
NSW Police praised Chief for his heroic efforts during the arrest on Thursday (pictured)
NSW Police praised Chief for his heroic efforts on Thursday.
'This police doggo assisted