Police shoot attacking pit bull

HARLINGEN — Police said officers were forced to shoot a pit bull after the dog was released on them during a family argument.

Officers went to the 3200 block of LazyPalm about 2:20 a.m. yesterday to check on a call about a family disturbance between a man and a woman.

During the arrest of the woman, the man “intentionally released an aggressive pit bull at the officers, shouting orders at the dog to attack,” police said in a statement.

The dog charged two officers, biting one on the forearm and the other on the leg.

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