Dog Shot, Killed by Police After Attacking Owners: Sources

The dog bit a brother and sister at their Highbridge-area apartment Monday night

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Monday, Sep 9, 2013  |  Updated 9:33 PM EDT
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Dog Shot, Killed by Cops After Attacking Owners

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Police in the Bronx killed a vicious dog that attacked its owners Monday evening, according to law enforcement sources.

The two victims, a brother and sister, were on the sixth floor of the apartment in the Highbridge area when the animal bit their legs and arms at about 6 p.m. It's not clear what caused the dog to get aggressive. 

When police arrived, they fired one shot at the dog, killing it. 

The victims were taken to Lincoln Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The police who responded to the scene were also taken to the hospital for trauma.

The breed of the dog was not immediately clear. 

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