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Charging Pit Bull Bites Officer in Leg, NYPD Says

By Katie Honan | April 26, 2017 12:06pm | Updated on April 26, 2017 3:40pm

FAR ROCKAWAY — An officer was bitten by a pit bull that charged at him while he was executing a search warrant at a home Wednesday morning, police said. 

Two officers from the 101st Precinct arrived at 134 Beach 27th Street at 5 a.m for a narcotics warrant and were met by the Sky, a six-year-old large breed dog,  officials said. 

One officer shot at the dog, missing it. He was then bitten in the left leg by the animal, police said.

He was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he received stitches for his laceration, police said. 

The dog was taken by police, who are still investigating.

It was then brought to Animal Care and Control, where it will be placed on hold for 10 days for a rabies observation, a spokeswoman said.

"After the 10 days the dog will be returned to owner, adopted, placed with a new hope adoption partner or may be placed at risk of euthanasia for medical or behavior reasons," the spokeswoman said.

A police official said multiple people were also arrested following the warrant search, but no further details were available.