Toronto police say an officer that was bitten by a raccoon Monday is back on duty as officials await test results determining whether the raccoon was affected by rabies.
Police say the officer received a minor injury to his hand and was treated at hospital.
Police say they received an animal distress call at around noon Monday about a raccoon in the Sherboune Street and Howard Street area.
The officer was reportedly helping a business owner deal with the raccoon when he was bitten by the animal.
Police say it will be euthanized once the animal has been tested.
Update: Officer is okay at hosp, but has serious injuries to his hand and wrist. Raccoon contained, will be euthanized and tested.^adc— @TPSOperations
Police responded to a call for an animal in distress. Attending officer was bitten by the raccoon. Officer attending hospital.^adc— @TPSOperations
It may be a week until officials get results back from that test.