LRPD K-9 Gets out of Pen, Bites 2 People in Saline County

Published 08/05 2014 11:10AM

Updated 08/05 2014 07:08PM

SALINE COUNTY, AR -  A K-9 with the Little Rock Police Department is off the job for 10 days after he got loose and bit two people.

It happened Monday night around 8 outside Alexander.

The dog, "Ammo," is a Dutch Shepherd who's been with the LRPD at least 3 years. His handler is Ofc. Jason Harris.

Authorities say the dog got out of his pen and then jumped a 6-foot fence in the home's backyard.

Both victims lived across the street. At least one of them was taken to a Little Rock hospital where 10 stitches were needed to close the wound.

In a news release Tuesday, the Little Rock Police Department said the incident is being treated as a vicious dog bite by Saline County.  

Ammo is at home but cannot report to work for 10 days as required under the Saline County vicious dog ordinance.  
The K-9 handler was not at home at the time of the incident. Emergency personnel responded to the residence where they located the K-9 in his driveway.

Ammo is trained in narcotics, tracking and patrol. He came to LRPD from Ultimate Working Dogs in West Virginia.

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