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UPDATE: Essex County Sheriff's Officer Attacked by Dog During Investigation in Newark


An Essex County Sheriff's officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a dog attacked him during an investigation in Newark Thursday afternoon.

According to county officials, sheriff's officers were conducting an investigation at a home in the 200 block of Camden Street in Newark Central Ward around 3 p.m.

When officers entered the residence, two individuals who were subject to the investigation were inside when their dog began to attack the officer according to county officials.

The officer was transported to University Hospital for treatment of scratch and bite wounds but officers did not fire their weapons during the incident.

Newark Police arrived at the scene and assisted officers in the investigation.