Hampton officer kills dog following attacks


HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A Hampton police officer killed a dog and animal control officers captured another one after the canines attacked several people.

Media outlets report that dog attacks on Monday prompted a temporary lockdown of Bassett Elementary School. Police also advised residents to stay in their homes.

Police say the officer fatally shot one dog after it bit him.

Five people who were bitten were taken to a hospital. None of the injuries was life threatening.

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