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Shelton police kill pitbull that attacked woman

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SHELTON — A 40-pound pitbull that attacked a woman Tuesday night was shot and killed Wednesday morning after it showed aggressive behavior to police and animal control officers who were trying to capture it.

Police received a report of a dog attacking a woman — at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday — as she was getting into her vehicle at an office building at 1 Forest Parkway, according to Detective Sgt. Kevin Ahern, police spokesman.

Police officers and EMS responded to the scene, he said.

The woman told police the dog kept jumping at her and bit her four or five times in the right arm and then bit her leg as she tried to run away, said Ahern.

She was treated at the scene and then transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, he said.

Police officers tried unsuccessfully Tuesday night to capture the animal.

Wednesday, about 8 a.m., police and animal control officers returned to the scene and cordoned off a wooded area where the dog had been spotted the night before. After numerous sightings, the dog was found in the woods around 11:15 a.m. “The dog showed aggressive behavior towards the officers,” said Ahern. And based on the incident the night before — because it had already bit someone — the dog was shot, he said.

The animal was taken to a local veterinarian where it was determined to have a micro chip. Ahern said information has been obtained from the chip and they will be following up to locate the dog’s owner.

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Anne Amato

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