Oklahoma City animal control officers captured an out-of-control dog Tuesday after the animal attacked a mail carrier and then bit his owner.
A nearly hourlong standoff unfolded in northwest Oklahoma City on Tuesday afternoon as Oklahoma City police and animal control officers, firefighters and paramedics surrounded a home at 2325 NW 119 shortly after 2 p.m.
Oklahoma City Animal Welfare officers, police and firefighters prepare to take a pit bull into custody after it attacked its owner Tuesday at 2325 NW 119 in Oklahoma City. Photos By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman Steve Gooch – The Oklahoman
Police said a man called 911 about 2 p.m. saying his pit bull terrier had attacked a mail carrier and then bit him when he tried to intervene.
When emergency crews arrived, the man was treated by paramedics while the dog remained locked inside the home.
Animal welfare officers eventually removed the dog from the home about 2:45 p.m.
Calls to the Oklahoma City animal welfare office to learn the fate of the dog were not immediately returned.