Peabody police officer shoots and kills canine that attacked its house owners

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The canine grew to become aggressive, chasing a person and a lady onto the roof of their automobile.

A Peabody police officer shot and killed a canine that grew to become aggressive and commenced attacking its house owners Thursday night time, critically injuring them.

In response to the Peabody Police Division, an officer responded to a misery name from 22 Endicott St. round 10:45 p.m. to search out {that a} man and a lady had climbed on prime of their automobile to flee their canine, who was attempting to assault them.

The person was “bleeding closely,” and each had “intensive accidents,” in accordance with a police press launch. Because the officer arrived, they tried to climb down from the automobile.

“It was at this level that the canine started attacking them once more,” the press launch reads, “latching onto the feminine occasion’s head and shaking her.”

The officer, fearing for the girl’s security, shot and killed the canine.

The person and the girl have been each taken to the hospital with severe accidents. The girl has been launched, however the man remains to be being handled, police stated Friday morning.

It’s unclear when or why the canine grew to become aggressive. Native and state police are investigating the incident.