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Anoka County police dog bites Isanti child

Anoka County police dog involved in bite incident
Anoka County police dog involved in bite incident 00:24

ISANTI, Minn. -- The Isanti Police Department is investigating after the Anoka County Sheriff's Office's K-9, Bubba, was involved in an off-duty bite incident last week.

Isanti police say they responded to an animal complaint of a dog bite a 908 Isanti Parkway Northwest at 8:57 p.m.

The 13-year-old victim was treated for a bite on his hand by paramedics upon arrival. The victim received additional treatment at Cambridge Medical Center, IPD said.

The ACSO will also be conducting an administrative investigation regarding the incident. The sheriff's office says it will review its K-9 program policies, training and practices to ensure it is fulfilling its commitments to the community.

As part of its review, the ACSO will work with the K-9 training provider to assess the incident.

The sheriff's office says it is working with the victim and family involved in the matter. 

IPD announced in a statement on Wednesday that their investigation determined the K-9 was a "potentially dangerous dog" per Minnesota state statute. The statute requires the dog have a microchip implanted and be up-to-date on rabies vaccination.

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