STOCKTON (CBS13) – Police have pulled a K9 off the street after the dog got loose and accidentally bit a woman.
The incident happened Wednesday during training at a vacant building in the area of West March Lane and north Pershing Avenue.
Officers say the dog ran from the building and attacked a 62-year-old woman. She suffered a cut on her leg and had to be treated at a hospital.
“The bottom line here is that this should not have happened,” the police department wrote in a release. “As with any accidental bite, we’ve initiated an investigation to determine the facts. We are committed to ensuring this does not occur again.”
The department stresses that the incident was an accident and that they will be conducting an investigation to find out if there needs to be any changes to the K9 program.