Officials: Police officer attacked by pit bull, shot fired

Officials in Little Egg Harbor Township say a police officer was attacked by a pit bull after responding to an active disturbance at a home.

News 12 Staff

Aug 6, 2019, 9:56 AM

Updated 1,750 days ago

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Officials in Little Egg Harbor Township say a police officer was attacked by a pit bull after responding to an active disturbance at a home.
The incident happened Friday in the Mystic Islands section of town.
According to officials, the officer was responding to a home when the pit bull ran out of the home and clamped down on him. The residence is well known to police, and several officers responded.
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Officials say the dog then lunged at another officer.
Police tried to shoot the animal, but missed.
The officer, who was initially attacked, was transported to a hospital and treated for a puncture wound. He was later released.
The dog was not injured and was transported to the Ocean County Animal Shelter, where the animal is currently being held.


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