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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. - A man is in the hospital being treated for dog bites after he allegedly broke into a police substation early Saturday morning.
An Arapahoe County, Colo. Sheriff's deputy went to the substation for a break around 12:40 a.m. Saturday when he noticed that the door was kicked in and there was shattered glass near the entrance, a patrol sergeant told Scripps sister station 7NEWS.
The deputy noticed an unidentified man inside carrying a police shield and did not know if he was armed.
The man walked out the front door of the substation, refusing police commands to keep his hands in the air, said the patrol sergeant.
Deputies called out a police dog and released it when deputies said the man lunged towards them. The man was bit on the arm and taken to the hospital.
The unidentified man was not armed but police said he tried to open the station's gun safe but it was locked.
At one point earlier in the evening, the phone inside rang and the suspect answered by saying, "Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office."
The patrol sergeant told the local television station that the man's blood alcohol was over the legal DUI limit.
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