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Police: Suspect releases dogs on responding officers

Police say when they arrived the male suspect released two Pit Bulls, both toward the officers.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) - A Rochester Police Officer was bit by a dog when responding to a call Saturday morning.

The incident happened at 6:20 a.m. at 14 Bauer Street.

The call was for a domestic incident where the male suspect had an outstanding warrant.

Police say when they arrived the male suspect released two Pit Bulls, both towards the officers.

One of the Pit Bulls bit one of the officers in the lower leg.

The officer fired his service weapon twice. The dog was stuck at least once.

Police say the dog then retreated and was later taken in by Animal Control.

The dog did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

The officer was taken to Highland Hospital to be treated for the bite wound and has since been released.

Rochester Police say the officer is doing well and has returned to work.

The suspect is wanted for prior incidents in Monroe County. He has not been arrested at this time.

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