K9 recovering after stabbing; local man in custody

On May 14 at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers with the Burlington Police Department responded to 1522 N Mebane St. in reference to a stabbing.  Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, Haniyeh Khodaverdian 38 year old of Burlington suffering from multiple stab wounds.  Officers located the suspect,  Ali Asghari Sandi 41 year old of Burlington, and attempted to detain him just outside of the residence. While attempting to arrest Sandi he assaulted officers by throwing gasoline on them and then charging at officers with a knife.  Sandi stabbed Burlington K9 Talon during the apprehension.  Haniyeh Khodaverdian  was transported to ARMC with non life threatening injuries.  A Burlington officer was treated at ARMC for injuries sustained during the arrest and was released.  K9 Talon is being treated for his injuries which are not non life threatening.  

On May 14 at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers with the Burlington Police Department responded to 1522 N Mebane St. in reference to a stabbing.  Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, Haniyeh Khodaverdian 38 year old of Burlington suffering from multiple stab wounds.  

Officers located the suspect,  Ali Asghari Sandi 41 year old of Burlington, and attempted to detain him just outside of the residence. While attempting to arrest Sandi he assaulted officers by throwing gasoline on them and then charging at officers with a knife.  Sandi stabbed Burlington K9 Talon during the apprehension.  

Haniyeh Khodaverdian  was transported to ARMC with non life threatening injuries.  A Burlington officer was treated at ARMC for injuries sustained during the arrest and was released.  K9 Talon is being treated for his injuries which are not non life threatening.  

As a result of the investigation Sandi was arrested charged with the following:

7x (F) Assault with Deadly Weapon on Government Official (14-34.2)

3x (F) Assault on LEO causing Physical Injury (14-34.7(c)(1))

1x (F) Assault on Law Enforcement Agency Animal (14-163.1(b))

3x (M) Assault on Government Official (14-33(c)(4))

1x (F) Assault with Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury (14-32(b))

$180,000.00 Total Secured Bond

Anyone with information concerning this accident is encouraged to contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or text 8398 to 274637 for a text-a-tip method, both with possible cash rewards.