A Berkeley police officer was sent to hospital with injuries after being attacked by a dog while executing a search in Richmond at around 3:18 p.m. today, according to BPD.

In a release, BPD said that BPD officers assigned to the Special Enforcement Unit were executing a search warrant in Richmond on the afternoon of Feb. 12. “BPD officers were confronted by three pit bulls belonging to the resident,” reads the release. “One of the dogs attacked a BPD officer, biting the officer in the arm while another dog attempted to assist in the attack. Both dogs were shot and killed. The officer was subsequently treated for their injuries and released from a local hospital.”

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