A Florida police dog goes rogue and bites three people in a deadly attack as the victims were stabbed with a K9 in the neck to stop the attack
- The incident occurred on March 4 in the Windy Hills neighborhood
- Police K9 left their home and toured the Forest Boulevard neighborhood
- Al-Masoor took three people before one of the victims stabbed them
A Florida police dog went on a violent rampage and bit three people – with one of the victims climbing out a window – during a deadly attack that ended with one of the victims stabbing a K9 in the neck.
The incident occurred on March 4 in Duval County’s Windy Hills neighborhood when an unruly police dog got out of its kennel and started roaming Forest Boulevard.
When a few neighbors spotted the puppy they initially thought he was friendly and tried to put a leash around his neck while plotting to locate his owner. But when one of the victims tried to put the animal in his home for protection, the dog suddenly attacked.
Two other residents who rushed to help the victim were also bitten during the harrowing ordeal. The bloody scene ended with one of the victims using a knife to stab the rabid dog in the neck in a desperate attempt to subdue the animal.
When the officers arrived they were unaware that the K-9 was owned by an officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department and thought it was a stray, according to the footage released by the department. Action News Jax. It was not clear where the officer with the dog was at the time of the accident.
An unidentified person (pictured) who was bitten in a K9 attack that took place in the Windy Hills neighborhood on March 4.
The police dog had left its house before it went into a fit of gnawing. Responding officers later learned that the animal belonged to a Jacksonville police officer. It is not clear where the puppies’ owner was at the time of the ordeal
Eventually the puppy was stabbed in the neck by one of the victims. The bloody knife that was used is depicted
Surveillance footage reveals one of the victims showing one of the responding officers where the dog was found.
The three unidentified bitten victims have been treated for the injuries they sustained in the unprovoked attack.
Officials said they were fine, though it is unclear the extent of their injuries. Meanwhile, the animal that had stab wounds to its neck had undergone surgery and was recovering, a spokesperson for the JSO Police Department told Action News Jax.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the incident is under review.
Lawrence Najm, who represents the three victims, said his clients are “under the care and treatment of doctors, including a plastic surgeon.”
Although they do nott litigate the case, He said they are in talks with the city about taking care of their medical bills and the income they lost due to missing a job.
“There are also some mental concerns, this was a very traumatic event,” Najm said.
“Because they couldn’t stop that animal from attacking them and it went on for a long time.”
Photo of the Windy Hill neighborhood in Duval County where the dog attack occurred
In the aftermath of the dog attack, which resulted in three people being bitten and bloodied
A police dog, also called a K-9, is a dog that undergoes vigorous training to assist police and other law enforcement officers, as well as search and rescue teams and the military, in various tasks.
But, Ulysee Admuff, a service dog trainer and consultant for various police departments, told news outlets that these police dogs are “not a household pet.”
And in such a situation, he said, it is best not to approach the animal.
“These dogs are only shaped for what they are going to be used for here in the real world and don’t know the picture that’s been painted in his mind,” he said.