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BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is charged with resisting arrest — and biting a police dog.

Police officials say the man put a police dog in a choke hold and bit it on the head over the weekend after an unsuccessful attempt to hide under a pile of clothes to evade arrest.

State police were asked to assist in dealing with a shooting incident Sunday in the town of Boscawen.

Police said two men in the home were wanted on outstanding warrants and both resisted arrest.

Police said one of them exchanged bites with the dog.

Police declined to release names of the men.

The man who bit the dog faces charges including resisting arrest, interfering with a police dog and assaulting an officer, as well as an outstanding warrant.

The police dog, named Veda, was cleared medically to return to duty.