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Man facing animal cruelty charges

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Police arrested a man Sunday evening for allegedly harming a puppy and attacking those who tried to intervene.

Heavy police activity was centered area Broad and North Belt as Spokane Police worked to take the suspect into custody. Officers said 29-year-old Darrick Begay was transported to the Spokane County Jail facing a charge of animal cruelty and assault.

Witnesses told officers they saw the suspect harming the puppy, and threatening to throw the puppy into traffic. At least one bystander said they were kicked and hit when they tried to deescalate the situation.

Spokane Police said the dog is expected to be okay. Begay will likely make his first court appearance Monday morning.

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