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Hanceville officer forced to shoot K9 after dog attacks him

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HANCEVILLE, AL (WBRC) -

A Hanceville Police officer is seriously injured after his K9 partner attacked him after a training exercise Monday.

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail says the 6-year-old Malinois, Itchabon, bit the officer's leg, circled him, and then attacked his head.

The officer was forced to shoot and kill the dog. The department says they have had Itchabon for a year and a half and Nail says the officer is very upset by Monday's events.

Officials say they are investigating what happened but the officer is expected to make a full recovery.

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