K9 back on the job after brutal machete attack (VIDEO)

Welcome back Nicky!Best of luck to the brave K9 team of Sgt. Eric Kerns and his police dog Nicky. They're back on the job together after Nicky suffered serious knife wounds during an incident last month. You can really tell that Nicky is overjoyed to be back on duty!

Posted by LVMPD on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Nicky, a K9 with the Las Vegas Metro Police, is back on duty after suffering serious injures to his face and head last month from a machete in the hands of an attacker.

On Febuary 11, Nicky had to undergo emergency surgery after a 12-hour standoff with a barricaded subject ended with the the man in custody and suffering from a number of bites while the Belgian Malinois police dog was stabbed in the face, nose and mouth numerous times.

The subject in the incident, 36-year-old Tolavius Timmons was charged with several felonies including resisting an officer with a firearm, torturing, injuring or attempting to kill a police animal and torturing or maiming an animal to terrorize or threaten it. Besides attacking Nicky, Timmons also damaged a police robot sent in to observe him during the standoff.

He is currently in custody on a $75,000 bond.

Nicky, on the other hand, just turned 8 and is expected to serve at least two more years before retiring to tasks that deal more with biscuits and napping rather than barricades and machetes.

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