MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Carl Haugen, 39, has been arrested and charged after he attempted to take his impounded dog from the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society Monday, according to Hennepin County officials.

According to police, officers responded Monday at 3:06 p.m. on the report of a disturbance at the facility, location at 845 Meadow Lane North. When they arrived, officers located Haugen, who was attempting to take his dog from a part of the building that is off limits to non-staff.

Carl Haugen (credit: Hennepin County Jail)

Police say Haugen previously arrived at the facility and was able to enter the employee-only area of AHS by pretending to be a volunteer. Once there, he tried taking his dog, but AHS staff intervened. During the struggle, Haugen allegedly brandished a knife.

Staff members were able to subdue Haugen and get the knife away from him as officers arrived. According to Golden Valley police, Haugen’s dog was previously impounded due to a separate incident with Robbinsdale police.

He has been charged with one count of assault and two counts of making terroristic threats. He will make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon.

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