Police investigate German shepherd attack in Overland Park - KCTV5

Police investigate German shepherd attack in Overland Park

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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

Police are looking for a large German shepherd who bit a walker on the leg.

The incident took place in the 9300 block of West 93rd Street about noon Sunday.

Overland Park police said the canine was on-leash with its handler. The handler did not exchange information with the victim.

The handler and canine left the area, heading north on Craig Street from 93rd Street.

Police said the dog's handler was a woman in her early 20s with black hair. She was 5'8" tall, weighed 140 pounds and was wearing large black sunglasses at the time.

The canine is further described as having black and brown fur with a harness around its shoulders.

The 67-year-old woman who was bit said she was quite scared and quickly left the area. She said the woman didn't have control of her dog. She said in hindsight that she wishes she had crossed the street and gone to the other side.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, said she just hopes that the dog is found and no one else is hurt.

If you have any information, please call the Overland Park Police Department at 913-895-6300. Authorities say if a dog bites you to get as much information as you can, including a detailed description of the animal and its owner, and also call 911.

Once found, the dog will be quarantined and checked for rabies. The owner could face a citation.

Other dog owners say they keep their dogs on tight leashes and bring treats to reward good behavior while interacting with humans and other animals while on walks.

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