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RCMP asking for public's help to find witness to dog attack in Kamloops

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July 07, 2020 - 4:43 PM

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a witness after a man ordered his dog to bite two people last month.

On June 28 at around 5 p.m. a man was walking along Tranquille Road with his German shepherd, according to an RCMP media release. The dog was off-leash and repeatedly ran into traffic. The owner would call the dog back, but if the dog didn't immediately listen he would grab the dog and forcefully push it back onto the sidewalk.

A woman walking by intervened and told the man to stop, RCMP say. The man yelled at the woman and said he would have his dog attack her.

Another man was watching the interaction unfold and told the dog owner to leave the woman alone. The owner then pushed the other man up against the wall and had his dog bite him. A third man intervened and was allegedly bitten after the owner ordered the dog to do so.

Police were called and officers found the man and his dog nearby. The man was arrested and his dog was seized by Kamloops bylaw officers. 

One victim was taken to a medical facility at the time of the incident and the other sought medical care afterwards. Both injuries were non-life threatening.

All evidence is being forwarded to B.C. Prosecution Service for consideration of charges, RCMP say.

Investigators are hoping to find the woman who initially intervened to speak with her. She is described as short in height with blonde hair, and she was walking south along Tranquille Road towards to Northhills Mall when the incident occurred. 

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