ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race say a person on a snowmobile early Saturday morning purposely struck two teams in the race.
A dog on the team of four-time champion Jeff King was killed.READ MORE: 81 Pounds Of Meth, 11 Pounds Of Fentanyl Tablets Found After CHP Pulls Over Speeding Car
Two other dogs on King’s team were injured. King received medical attention at the village of Nulato.
A dog on the team of Aliy Zirkle also received what was described as a non-life-threatening injury.
Race officials say the snowmobiler made repeated attempts to harm Zirkle and her team.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Pushes Full California Public School Reopening by Fall As Many Districts Resist
Alaska State Troopers were contacted.
Race officials say a suspect has been identified by a Nulato village police officer.
Zirkle left Nulato at 6:16 a.m. in third place. King reached Nulato at 3:25 a.m. in fifth place.MORE NEWS: Prosecutor: Kristin Smart Was Killed During 1996 Rape Attempt
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