Erie police fatally shoot dog after owner attacked, seriously wounded at residence

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An Erie man was seriously injured when his dog attacked him at his residence late Tuesday afternoon.

Erie police had to put the dog down in order to get to the wounded man, Deputy Chief Rick Lorah said Wednesday.

Officers were called to the 53-year-old man's residence in the 2500 block of French Street on Tuesday at about 5:45 p.m. after the man reported that his dog, described only as a large breed, had attacked him. The man suffered serious injuries to his arms and his hand and was in the home's bathroom, Lorah said.

The owner told police that the dog would have to be euthanized in order for emergency crews to reach him in the home, Lorah said. Officers who went to the residence said the dog was at the door and would not let them in, he said.

Police shot the dog and the man was taken to the hospital for treatment, Lorah said. Information on the man's condition was not available Wednesday.

This article originally appeared on Erie Times-News: Dog attacks: Erie police put down dog after owner seriously injured

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