REISTERSTOWN, Md. - Police had to subdue a pit bull with a taser after the dog jumped a fence and killed a Yorkshire Terrier, police have confirmed.
Spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton said the terrier’s owner was holding her dog at the time of the attack. The owner was physically unharmed by the pit bull.
Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Tarragon Road in Reisterstown at 2:50 p.m. on Friday Sept. 6. The terrier was dead by the time officers arrived.
The terrier’s owner told police that the pit bull jumped the fence into the closed yard and ripped the terrier out of its owner’s arms.
Officers had to twice use a taser on the animal before they could capture it.
Animal Control officials say they are awaiting the results of an administrative hearing, after the pit bull was labeled a dangerous animal.
Police have not released the name of the pit bull’s owner. The hearing will be schedule sometime in the next 30 days. The pit bull could be put down, and its owner fined if charges are filed.
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