City cop from Suffolk, K-9 pooch injured in subway fight

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A city police officer from Suffolk and his K-9 partner were injured making an arrest following fights among four women on a subway platform Tuesday, police said.

Officer Vincent Tieniber, 36, suffered a sprained wrist, and Bear, a German shepherd member of the Transit Bureau's K-9 unit, was kicked twice in the mouth, police said.

Bear suffered two cracked teeth, two others chipped, a cut to his tongue and scrapes on his snout, police said.

Bear was treated and released from the Animal Medical Center at 510 East 62 St., Manhattan.

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Tieniber was treated and released from Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan.

Tieniber said in a new release that while Bear was injured, he "kept the woman's foot in his mouth, and held on until I could handcuff her,"

The altercation took place about 11:15 a.m. on the southbound platform of the No. 4 subway at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, police said.

The dog's attacker was charged with injuring a police animal, the top charge among four that included disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

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