Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Police Chief Apologizes for Off-Duty Dog Attacking Boy Playing Outside

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Police Chief Apologizes for Off-Duty Dog Attacking Boy Playing Outside

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Off-duty police dog attacks boy outside playing

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CALGARY - Calgary police are investigating after one of its dogs chased and bit a child.

The off-duty canine unit member and his handler were in the backyard of their home in Aspen Hills around 6 p.m. Wednesday when the dog, a Belgian shepherd, escaped from the yard and encountered three children playing.

A 12-year-old boy ran away from the dog, and the dog gave chase, following him into his house and biting him on the lower leg.

The dog's handler went into the boy's house and removed the dog, then gave the boy first aid.

The boy was taken to hospital where he was treated for puncture wounds and released.

Police chief Roger Chaffin says he met with the boy's family on Thursday to apologize and offer support.

"The dog has been transported to the secure kennelling facilities at the CPS canine unit," said Chaffin. …

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