Dashcam video showed a police dog making quick work of a suspect holding a knife Monday night, taking him down in seconds.
It all started when a traffic stop turned into a police chase through Grand Prairie, about 7 miles east of Arlington, FOX 4 News reported.
After he stopped the suspect outside a home, Officer Jeff Payne said the man appeared to be pointing a gun.
Instead of pulling the trigger, Payne let his canine out of the SUV. The dog, named Jurek, took off and tackled the suspect to the ground.
Investigators found later that the suspect, Michael May, was using a knife and a flashlight.
Police Chief Steve Dye said his officer showed incredible restraint by not firing his gun. He called the dashcam video a teaching moment.