Manitoba, Canada: Officers from the Manitoba RCMP claim they fatally shoot a dog that attacked their police service dog (PSD) while serving a search warrant on a remote property in the Rural Municipality of Hanover on Friday.
During the incident, two police and PSD Mack were injured, according to an RCMP statement.
According to Mounties, the incident occurred Friday at about 11 a.m., when authorities were investigating stolen items.
According to them, a dog “weighing around 90 pounds” attacked Mack as they approached the home.
Officers shot and killed the dog following unsuccessful attempts to draw it away from Mack.
According to the RCMP, Mack was taken to a veterinarian for non-life-threatening injuries to his face and shoulder. As well, minor injuries are alleged to have been sustained by the two cops involved.
At the site, a 30-year-old suspect from the RM of Hanover was apprehended. He is charged with possession of property obtained by crime in excess of $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime in excess of $5,000.
The incident has been reported to Manitoba’s Independent Investigation Unit, according to the police.