Pit Bull Owner Cited For Attack

Pit Bull Owner Cited For Attack

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SALT LAKE CITY (KSL News Services) -- Salt Lake City Police have cited the owner of a pit-bill after it attacked a woman and a police officer. Police say the dog bit the woman as she walked by a house and when an officer responded to the call the dog attacked him.

Detective Dwayne Baird says the officer shot the dog twice, wounding the animal. ”Another backup officer responding at the request of the owner of the dog, then killed the dog,” he says.

Baird says they've had encounters with aggressive pit bulls before but he says some cities have even taken the steps of banning the dogs. “To many of them are vicious and attack people and I know there are some jurisdictions locally here that have actually outlawed people to even have them in their own cities.”

The responding officer shot the dog two times. The owner eventually asked police to end the dog's suffering and it was killed. The owner of the dog is being cited for the attacks.

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