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Waterloo Officer Bitten by Pit Bull

WATERLOO (CBS 2/FOX 28) - A Waterloo police officer was forced to taze a pit bull Tuesday morning after being bitten by the dog.

The officer was responding to a report that a white pit bull was loose in the 400 block of Cherry Street just before 10:00 a.m..

One of the officers responding to the call was bitten by the dog, which he pushed away and another officer used a tazer on the dog.

The animal was caught and held until an animal control officer could arrive and take ucstody of the dog.

The attack came just a few hours before the Waterloo City Council was to hold a workshop session on a new dog ordinance in the wake of two people being attacked last week in the city.

In that case, a 64-year old woman and a 13-year old boy were attacked by three dogs, one of which was later shot by officers. The woman had more than 200 bites in the attack, and was hospitalized.

The council meeting is at  4:45 p.m.Tuesday afternoon in the City Council chambers.

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