Police: Dog attacks officer in Hampton home

Posted at 6:20 PM, Aug 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-25 00:12:28-04

According to Hampton police, an officer responded to a domestic call at around 4:30 on Friday at a home in the 1300 block of Bethel Blvd. When officers arrived, they say a pit bull was released from one of the rooms.

They say the officer was bitten on the thumb. The officer fired on the dog, but the pit bull was not hit.

Animal Control is on the scene to take control of the animal.

The dog will be quarantined to determine if it may be carrying any diseases. 

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