2 officers injured following encounter with dog in North Philadelphia

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Two Philadelphia police officers are on the mend after a dangerous encounter with a dog while they were serving a warrant Thursday.

According to authorities, a sergeant had to fire four shots when the dog got loose and attacked two other officers on the 2100 block of North 5th Street in North Philadelphia around 5 p.m.

A probation officer was bitten in the lower back and a police officer suffered a hand injury in the incident.

Both officers were transported to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

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