Police Shoot Dog That Bit Officer's Thigh During an Arrest, NYPD Says

By Aidan Gardiner on February 7, 2014 10:28am 

 The dog bit an officer who was trying to arrest its owner in Harlem, police said.
The dog bit an officer who was trying to arrest its owner in Harlem, police said.
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MANHATTAN — Police shot a dog who bit an officer's thigh while they were arresting its owner in the St. Nicholas Houses Friday morning, an NYPD spokesman said.

Police were inside 217 West 127th St., near Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, to arrest someone on a warrant, but then shot the canine in its shoulder as it lunged at an officer about 6:30 a.m., the spokesman said.

The officer was taken to St. Luke's Hospital and treated for minor injuries, police said.

The dog received medical attention after the shooting and was listed in stable condition, an NYPD spokesman said.

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