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Aberdeen police kill dog after biting incidents

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ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Police in Aberdeen shot and killed a dog that bit a mail carrier and an animal control officer.

Authorities described the dog that was killed Wednesday as a pit bull. They say the dog bit the mail carrier, then the animal control officer who was called to the scene to investigate.

The American News reports that both the mail carrier and the officer required medical attention.

Police say the dog got loose when it was taken to an animal shelter and could not be recaptured. When the dog headed toward housing areas officers shot and killed it in the interest of public safety.

 

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