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Dog Contained after Biting Bicyclist and Attempting to Bite Officers

On August 14, at 7:33 a.m., Officers from the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a call of a dog bite in the 3500 block of Roosevelt Street. The reporting party stated that he was riding his bicycle in the area when a dog described as a Pit Bull chased him and bit him on the foot.

Officers arrived at 7:38 a.m., and found the victim bleeding from a minor injury. The injury did not require medical attention.

Officers located and contained the dog in the driveway of a home while using an abundance of caution and restraint when the animal charged at them. Officers used pepper spray to keep the animal contained and eventually used a less lethal, bean bag round to stop the dog when it continually attempted to attack the officers. The dog received minor injuries.

Officers called for County of San Diego Department of Animal Services Officers to assist with the capture of the dog. The officer arrived and took custody of the dog using a capture pole.

The Carlsbad Police Department would like to thank the San Diego County Department of Animal Services for their assistance.

For information on the Police Department’s plan to handle Aggressive dogs during a police operation http://goo.gl/t1gI0f

For more information on the rules and regulations that govern animals, check the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services website at www.sddac.com. 

For more information
Mike Larson, Police Sergeant, Patrol Division, 760-931-2197 or Mike.larson@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or Jodee.Sasway@carlsbadca.gov

August 14, 2016