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Officer Injured After Being Attacked By Dog In West Philadelphia, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A police officer was injured Thursday evening when a vicious dog bit his leg, according to authorities. Police responded to a call of a dog trying to attack people in West Philadelphia just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Upon arriving at the scene on the 200 block of South Cecil Street, the dog attacked the officer, forcing him to shoot the dog several times.

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Medics treated the officer for a bite to his left leg. There is no word on his condition.

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