July 25, 2012

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Police shoot and kill dog after it attacks its owner

MIDDLETOWN – A Middletown woman was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center Tuesday morning following an attack by her dog.

The 32-year-old woman told police she was attempting to put the brindle pit bull terrier into an outdoor enclosure when the dog attacked, bit her several times on the arm, wrist and abdomen.

Bystanders attempted to free the woman from the dog, but were unable to do so.

When officers arrived, one was able to draw the dog away from the woman and the dog tried to attack him. That officer fired four shots at the dog, killing it.

The victim’s condition was believed to be stable.


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