July 23, 2016

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Complaint leads to dog attacking a Brunswick cop

BRUNSWICK — A police officer reportedly was attacked by a dog early Tuesday while responding to a noise complaint.

Two officers arrived at a house in the 1500 block of Eastwood Drive around 12:30 a.m. and saw eight to 10 juveniles on the back deck, according to a police report.

One of the officers asked the juveniles to ask the homeowner to come outside.

When a woman came onto the deck through the rear sliding door, a Cane Corso mastiff ran past her and toward the officers, the report said.

The dog began attacking one of the officers, who said in his statement he made no threatening motions toward the dog.

The officer said he was pinned against a garage wall and had to use his feet to push the dog away.

The officer sustained an abrasion to his left hamstring, according to the report.

Several witnesses were able to pull the dog into the house until an animal control officer arrived, the report said.

According to the animal control officer’s report, the dog was 30 days past due on its rabies vaccination and its registration had expired.

The dog is being housed at the Brunswick Animal Control Building.

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