DETROIT – A Detroit police officer was bit by a pit bull Wednesday after the dog broke free from its chain, according to authorities.
The officer was responding to a domestic violence call after 8 a.m. Wednesday in the 5700 block of Neff Avenue on Detroit's east side, police said.
A pit bull was chained to the fence but broke free, the officer said.
The dog bit the officer on his right arm, police said. He was taken to a nearby hospital and is stable, medical officials said.
The pit bull is at Detroit Animal Control for testing, authorities said.