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.