Sources say that a New Haven police officer received treatment at Yale-New Haven Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries related to a pit bull attack. The animal attack in question occurred at East Rock Park in the College Woods area.
According to police, the incident began when a witness reported that the dog had gotten loose in the park. Upon arriving at the scene, the dog's owner reportedly made contact with police and explained that his dog was acting in a violent manner. An officer attempted to subdue the dog but was bitten in the leg and forced to shoot it twice. The dog was killed and has since been taken to a clinic to receive rabies testing. The owner has not been charged at this time.