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RCMP investigating after officer shoots 'aggressive' dog in Yellowknife

RCMP say an officer ended up discharging his firearm at an aggressive dog Wednesday morning, according to a news release.

Police say no people were hurt, but dog was injured and taken to veterinarian

Yellowknife RCMP are investigating after an officer shot what police described as 'an aggressive dog' Wednesday morning. (CBC)

RCMP are investigating after an officer shot an "aggressive" dog in Yellowknife Wednesday morning. 

In a news release, RCMP say officers were involved in an incident in Yellowknife around 10:45 a.m., but did not provide any details.

An officer ended up discharging his firearm at an aggressive dog, the release says. 

RCMP say no people were hurt, but the dog was injured and taken to the vet for treatment.

The Yellowknife RCMP's general investigative services, forensic services and additional police officers are assisting with the investigation.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story said the incident happened at 11:30 a.m. In an updated news release June 4, RCMP corrected the time to 10:45 a.m.
    Jun 04, 2020 4:29 PM CT

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