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Police K9 takes down man following disturbance at Roseville restaurant

According to police, Ryan Heater started threatening to assault the officer and kill the K9. That's when the officer let the K9 loose.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — A Roseville Police K9 was used to arrest a man who was reportedly screaming and threatening staff at a restaurant over the weekend.

Police say several calls were made to 911 because the restaurant, located near the corner of N. Sunrise Avenue and Douglas Boulevard, was busy during their breakfast rush on Saturday morning.

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An officer and his K9 partner Lance were the first to arrive at the restaurant. The officers met the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Ryan Heater, outside the restaurant. According to police, Heater began walking toward the two and started threatening to assault the officer and kill the K9.

"The officer could not back down for his own safety and the safety of the public," said Rob Baquera with the Roseville Police Department. 

Despite the officer telling Heater to stop what he was doing and give himself up, Heater continued to walk forward and make threats, according to the report. Finally, the officer let his K9 loose and Heater was quickly arrested soon after.

"The situation did not de-escalate. The officer worked very hard to de-escalate the situation but in the end, the use of force option of using the K9," Baquera said. 

Heater was booked into the South Placer Jail on complaints of resisting arrest.

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