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Massachusetts K-9 Escapes from Handler's Yard, Bites Teen and Mom

June 04, 2015  | 

Holbrook police dog Bo with his handler and partner, officer Joshua Knowlton. (Photo: Holbrook PD)
Holbrook police dog Bo with his handler and partner, officer Joshua Knowlton. (Photo: Holbrook PD)

A Holbrook, Mass., police dog that got loose and bit a teen and his mother several times Sunday was ordered into quarantine by the state Wednesday.

The German shepherd was fenced in behind handler Joshua Knowlton’s Holbrook home when he got free from his kennel.

The German shepherd went around the house where a 15-year-old boy, who lives next door to Knowlton, was swinging a baseball bat in his front yard.

Bo saw the swinging of the bat as a sign of aggression and attacked and bit the boy multiple times in the ankle, buttocks and thigh, Holbrook Police Chief William Smith said. The mother of the teen victim went outside to free her son and was also bitten, Smith said.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 6/4/2015 7:41 PM

Damn the luck, sounds like the fenced structure was not suited to handle a large dog.

carter @ 6/5/2015 8:37 AM

Lots of swinging bats in the picture. This stuff doesn't happen in a vacuum, if the kid menaced the dog he just learned one of nature's lessons. It's easy to check what motivated the dog... not so easy to fix stupid handlers, because experience is everything.

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