STOCKTON (CBS13) — A dog was killed Thursday morning after reportedly attacking a special agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

A spokesperson for the bureau said special agents from ATF’s Seattle Field Division were executing a search warrant in Stockton when a dog attacked and injured one of the agents.

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In order to stop the attack, the agent used his service weapon and killed the dog.

ATF said the injured agent was given first aid at the scene and taken to a local hospital for treatment, but has since been released.

The department did not say what the search warrant was for.

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