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Saturday July 4th, 2015 6:07AM

Pit bull attacks boy, responding police officer

By Staff
ATHENS - Athens-Clarke County police responding to a reported dog attack were also attacked by the canine shortly after their arrival.<br /> <br /> The Athens-Banner Herald reports that it happened Tuesday on Nellie B. Avenue just before 10PM.<br /> <br /> The dog was identified as a pit bull by its owners. <br /> <br /> During the dog's rampage he killed another dog, severely bit a 10-year-old boy at the scene and then bit the arm of one of the officers before that officer was able to pull his weapon and shoot the dog, killing it.<br /> <br /> The boy was taken to an area hospital. His condition is not known at this time.<br />
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