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Police shoot dog after fight, attempted stabbing in Lake Jackson

© Leesburg Today - 10/24/2015

Police shot and killed a pit bull late Friday after a violent dispute in the Lake Jackson area of Manassas.

Officers were called to Hilltop Drive at 9:43 p.m., where it was reported the suspect assaulted one victim and attempted to stab another in an altercation between people who know each other, said Prince William police spokesman Mark Merriman.

""The suspect then fled on foot into the woods nearby, along with a pit pull belonging to one of the parties involved,"" Merriman said.

As officers searched for the suspect, they encountered the pit bull in the area of McGrath Road.

Merriman said the dog ""charged aggressively at the police officers and K9 two times.""

The dog was shot by one officer and died at the scene.

The suspect involved in the attempted stabbing was taken into custody, Merriman said. His name has not yet been released.

The condition of the two victims in the altercation was not known Saturday morning.


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