Papillion Police officer bit by dog during wellness check

(Papillion, NE) -- A Papillion Police officer suffers injuries after being bitten by a dog.

Papillion Police say around 11:15 Thursday morning, officers were called to a home on Lexington Lane for a well being check. Police say the reporting party wanted officers to check on the status of her mother, because the caller hadn’t heard from her mom in a few days, and her mom wasn’t answering her phone. Investigators say once officers got to the house, they knocked on the door and heard a dog inside. Police say a short time later the door was answered by the homeowner with her dog at her side, a pit bull lab mix.

Police say when the homeowner opened the door to speak with the officer, the dog exited and attacked the officer as they were standing on the front porch. Investigators say the dog knocked the officer to the ground and bit the officer on the arm and legs and attempted to bite the officer in the abdomen. Papillion Police say the dog and its owner then retreated into the residence and closed the door.

The officer was transported by Papillion Fire and Rescue to Bergan Mercy for treatment. Investigators say officers on location made numerous attempts to get the homeowner to come out of the house, and to determine where the dog was. The Nebraska Humane Society arrived and took possession of the dog, while the homeowner was booked into the Sarpy County Corrections on charges of Obstructing a Peace Officer and Dangerous Dog, Inflict Bodily Injury.

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