Pit bull bites Waterloo Police officer - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Pit bull bites Waterloo Police officer

Posted: Updated:
WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A Waterloo Police officer is recovering, after being bitten by a pit bull Tuesday.

Waterloo Police responded to a report of a white pit bull running loose in the 400 block of Cherry Street at around 9:53 a.m. Tuesday. The dog was dragging a chain.

When police responded, one of the officers was bitten on the left forearm, according to police.

The officer, who was unnamed in the release, then pushed the dog away while another officer tased the dog.

The dog was caught and held until the City of Waterloo Animal Control Officer arrived on scene.

The injured officer was treated and released from Allen Occupational Health.

Animal control located the dog's owner and is following up on the incident, according to Waterloo Police.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.