Loose Dog Outside Towson School Bites Balto. Co. Police Officer

… Officer found two pit bulls outside elementary school; one has been captured …


By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

7:08 PM EST, February 28, 2011

A Baltimore County police officer was treated for injuries at a local hospital after being bitten by a pit bull Monday outside a Towson elementary school.

Police Cpl. George Erhardt said the officer responded just before noon to a call reporting two loose pit bulls outside the Halstead Academy of Science and the Arts, a public elementary school at Deanwood and Halstead roads. He said a six-year veteran of the force responded and was attacked by the dogs.

According to Erhardt, one of the dogs bit the officer multiple times. He said the officer used pepper spray on the animals but inhaled some of the spray himself. Erhardt said the officer was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital to be treated for his injuries and has been released.

Erhardt said one of the two dogs was captured by animal control and the other was still being sought. He described the loose dog as a tan pit bull with an orange mark on its coat from the pepper spray. The corporal said he didn’t know whether the captured dog was the one who bit the officer.


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