Man arrested for trying to strangle puppy

A man was arrested Saturday in Oakland after he allegedly tried to strangle a pit bull puppy and threatened to kill an adult pit bull, police said today.

Officers responded at 2 p.m. to the 200 block of Grand Avenue after they got a report of the alleged offenses.

When officers arrived, the suspect allegedly had a knife in his hand. Police said officers were able to get the man to drop the knife and to take the man into custody.

The two dogs were taken to Oakland’s animal shelter where it was found they did not have any injuries, police said.

Investigators are looking into whether the case has any connection to the abuse of three German Shepherd puppies that were found injured over the Memorial Day weekend in Oakland.