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Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Dog shot by police in NE D.C.

A dog was shot by police after trying to attack an officer Tuesday in the Deanwood section of Northeast Washington, a D.C. police spokesman said.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. in the 4600 block of Minnesota Avenue NE, near the Deanwood Metro station. Police did not immediately provide information on the dog’s condition.

However, a woman who lives in the area said the dog, believed to be a Rottweiler mix, was killed. She said the officer was on bicycle patrol.

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