A Santa Clarita man was arrested Saturday after allegedly “using” his dog to attack his mother and brother during an argument, authorities said.
The suspect, a 24-year-old white male, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon around 2 p.m., said Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Watch Commander Rob Hahnlein.
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The victims went to the Sheriff’s Station after the attack to report the incident, where they were treated for injuries by Los Angeles County Fire Department officials before being transported to a local hospital.
The suspect was seen walking with the dog and an unidentified woman in a Santa Clarita wash behind a McDonald’s and was taken into custody shortly afterward, officials said.
The dog was obtained by Los Angeles County Animal Control officers.
An investigation by Sheriff’s Station deputies was underway Saturday afternoon.
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