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NYPD K-9 from LI hurt in subway fight recovering

With both their injuries apparent, Officer Vincent Tieniber,

With both their injuries apparent, Officer Vincent Tieniber, 36, shows his police dog Bear's broken teeth at One Police Plaza. The two are recovering from injuries suffered after they tried to break up a fight on the southbound platform of the No. 4 subway at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, police said. (June 19, 2013) Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Bear -- an NYPD K-9 Transit Police dog -- was recovering nicely Wednesday after a confrontation with a woman who, police said, kicked him twice in the face as his human partner, Officer Vincent Tieniber, struggled to put handcuffs on her.

"He's fine. He's back to acting like a typical dog," said Tieniber Wednesday of his loyal canine partner, a 6-year-old brown and tan German shepherd. The...

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