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Child bit by K-9, recovers in hospital

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A 13-month old child is in the hospital after being bit by a Sheriff's Department K-9 in Cedar Rapids.

It happened Friday night at the home of Deputy Shawn Ireland.  Ireland is the deputy which handles the Belgian Malinois named Axel.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office tells us the dog bit the child once.  The child was taken to an Iowa City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner says the dog has been taken out of service while the best course of action is considered.

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