BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — One dog is dead and another was captured after an attack on both an animal control officer and a Brooklyn Park police officer.
Animal control was dispatched to the 6700 block of 65th Avenue North in Brooklyn Park Wednesday on reports that two stray dogs were disrupting power company employees.
When the animal control officer attempted to corral the dogs one of them lashed out and injured the officer's leg. BPPD officers and paramedics were called in to assist, and when they arrived the same dog attacked a responding officer.
The officer discharged his weapon, striking and killing the dog.
The dog that was shot is being tested for rabies and other diseases and both the BPPD officer and animal control officer are expected to be okay.
Investigators learned the dogs reportedly jumped a fence out of their yard before the attack. Police say the incident remains under investigation.
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