An officer was attacked by a pit bull as San Diego Police pulled over a driver in the Mission Valley area Wednesday night, officials say.
The incident happened just after 8 p.m. on Friars Road at State Route 163.
According to the SDPD, the dog bite sent the officer to the hospital, but police did not shoot the pit bull.
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SAN DIEGO — A pit bull bit a man in the face and two other people, including its owner, before being captured by police in La Mesa, San Diego police said.
The large, gray dog was seen running free on El Cajon Boulevard near Amherst Street in the Rolando community of San Diego about 1:50 p.m., San Diego police Officer Matt Tortorella said.
One man was bitten on his face and arms, Tortorella said. Another man at an auto shop was bitten on his hand. The dog’s owner was also bit.
Police found the dog about ten minutes later on Harbinson Avenue near El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa, Tortorella said. Officers used a catch-pole, a noose on a long pole, to secure the dog. He is about two years old.
The dog was quarantined by Animal Control and is is to be isolated for ten days to ensure he doesn’t have rabies, said Dan DeSousa, deputy director of the Animal Services department in San Diego. While the dog is quarantined, the department will conduct on investigation to determine whether he should be declared dangerous.
SAN DIEGO – Authorities contained a pit bull after police say it attacked two people and bit its owner Monday afternoon.
The incident happened shortly after 1:50 p.m. in the 1700 block of El Cajon Boulevard in the Rolando area, San Diego police said.
Details on what led up to the attack were not immediately disclosed, but police confirmed the dog attacked a man, biting him in the face and arms. Another person suffered puncture wounds, and the dog’s owner was also bitten.
The dog was detained in the 4900 block of Harbinson Avenue.
No other injuries were immediately reported.