Vermont State Police say an officer shot and killed a dog in Royalton after it attacked him and the owners did not call it off.
Police were responding to a home on Carney Road Wednesday night around 10 for a report that a man wanted for a stabbing in New Hampshire may have been at the residence.
Upon arrival an officer was attacked by a mastiff. Troopers told the people at the residence to call the dog off but they did not despite multiple orders.
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One shot was fired at the dog. Police then immediately administered first aid to the dog, which ultimately died from its injuries at a local vet.
Police arrested Nelson Duncan IV, who was wanted on warrant. He is being held on $2,500 bail.