Lunenburg police officer shoots, kills canine that attacked man in animal management facility – Boston 25 Information

LUNENBURG, Mass. – A Lunenburg police officer shot a canine that assaulted a person on the metropolis’s animal management facility.

The assault was reported simply earlier than midday on Monday. A Lunenburg officer arrived shortly after receiving the decision and located the person in an outside kennel, mendacity on the bottom, with the canine nonetheless connected to his arm.

The person suffered critical accidents throughout his physique and face, as a consequence of canine bites.

Lunenburg Police Chief Thomas Gammel mentioned Animal Management made a number of makes an attempt to cease the assault. The officer managed to free the person’s head from the canine and fired a shot to knock the animal down.

“It was instantly clear due to the accidents sustained to the sufferer and, with no different alternate options accessible, the canine needed to be culled to cease the assault,” Gammel mentioned in an announcement.

The sufferer was handled on the spot and flown to UMass Worcester. Her situation is unknown presently.

Gammel described the canine as a “brindle pit bull kind” and mentioned he was discovered as a stray on Thursday. Lunenburg police try to find its proprietor.

The sufferer’s id isn’t launched.

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