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Bartlesville police shoot pit bull

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: May 8, 2009
BARTLESVILLE — Police in Bartlesville have shot and killed a pit bulldog that tried to attack several children.

There are no reports of the children being injured.

Police Chief Tom Holland says officers were called Wednesday afternoon and when they arrived the dog took off but eventually turned and approached the officers while barking and growling.

Holland says an officer then shot and killed the dog.

He says the dog's owner was given a ticket for not having the dog licensed, allowing it to run at large and no proof of vaccination.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.