UPDATE: A man accused of torturing and killing a family dog during a domestic dispute near Newcastle has been arrested.
Police discovered a dog decapitated in the yard of a home at Lemon Tree Passage late Wednesday.
An alert was issued amid fears the alleged culprit may have been on the run and armed with a knife.
The 28-year-old was found in bushland on Thursday morning.
He was charged with commit an act of aggravated animal cruelty - torture, beat and cause death of animal - and stalk/intimidate with intent to cause fear of physical harm.
ORIGINAL STORY: A decapitated dog has been found at the scene of a domestic dispute near Newcastle where an armed man is believed to have fled.
A three-month-old staffordshire bull terrier was killed at a home at Lemon Tree Passage on Wednesday during an argument between a man and the dog's owner.
Police believe the man may still be armed with a knife.
He is described as being about 185cms tall with a medium build and fair complexion.
Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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