Sheriff’s Deputy Attacked by Dog, Second Attack in Less Than a Week
UPDATE: 11:02 P.M. – There are now conflicting reports that the injured deputy may have been bitten by a different breed. We will update this story once officials have released the full report. It should be noted that there were several lose animal calls at the same time.
SPRING HILL – A Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured this evening after sources say he was attacked by a Pit Bull.
According to sources, around 8:45 p.m. this evening a Sheriff’s Deputy was attempting to confine an “aggressive Pit Bull” in the area of Deltona Blvd and Melrose Street. After securing the Pit Bull back into the owner’s property, the Pit Bull attacked the Deputy, injuring his right leg. There are unconfirmed reports that the Pit Bull was running towards bystanders before it was corralled in a residence near Chase Street and Deltona Blvd.Fire Rescue responded to treat the deputy but it is unknown if he was transported to a local hospital.
There are no reports of the deputy discharging his firearm during the incident and the animal is believed to be unharmed.
Last Wednesday a Deputy was attacked by a German Shepherd on River Road, after responding to a neighbor dispute involving a Pit Bull that was shot and killed. (CLICK FOR FULL STORY)
We will bring more on this story if new information develops.
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