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Dog bites NYPD officers in Harlem

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Posted at 7:13 PM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 19:13:05-05

HARLEM, Manhattan — Two NYPD officers were bitten by a dog in Harlem on Sunday morning after they spotted the dog attacking a woman and intervened, an NYPD spokesman said.

The dog was out with a dog walker at Lenox Avenue and West 111th Street around 10 a.m., police said. The officers jumped in when they saw the dog bite the woman walking it.

They suffered minor injuries from being bitten in the arms and torso, an NYPD spokesman said. Both officers were treated at a local hospital. They've been released.

The dog was taken to the ASPCA.