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NYPD shoots dead ‘vicious dog attacking people’ after it ‘charged’ at officers

New York City police officers responding to a dog fight in the Bronx shot and killed a dog that charged at it, police said.

Police said around 4:15 p.m., they received a call about a “vicious dog attacking people” outside 470 East 161st Street in Melrose.

Sources say the pit bull was in a fight with another dog. When a male witness tried to separate the pair, the pit bull attacked him.

When officers arrived, the pit bull “charged” at them, police said.

Police shot and killed the dog.

The officers were taken by ambulance to a local hospital to receive tetanus shots.


Police shot and killed the dog on Saturday. Thomas E. Gaston

Police at the scene of a dog shooting in the Bronx.
The pit bull was in a fight with another dog. When police responded, they charged towards them. Thomas E. Gaston

A male witness suffered a minor injury to his arm, but refused treatment at the scene.

The New York City Police Department’s investigative division, which handles firearms discharges by police officers, is investigating.

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