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Posted at 6:55 PM ET, 02/18/2010

Dog attacks four-year-old at Dulles

By Washington Post editors

A four-year-old girl was attacked by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection dog at Dulles Airport this afternoon WJLA reports.

The attack happened in the domestic baggage claim area of Dulles. A spokesperson told WJLA that the dog was in training at a Front Royal facility and had been brought to the airport for some real world experience.

The girl was transported to a nearby hospital. A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection said the dog has been taken out of service and that the investigation is continuing.

By Washington Post editors  | February 18, 2010; 6:55 PM ET
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"Taken Out of Serevice"??? His handler should be taken out of service immediatelys also...where was he???

Shouldn't the dog have been on a leash???

Just asking...

Posted by: pentagon40 | February 18, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Generally the dogs are wandering around the arrivals area, followed by a handler. Sometimes they are off leash, sometimes they are on. Either way, they are almost always big dogs (German Shepherds etc) so it would only take one bite to cause plenty of damage to a 4 year old. In general, the Dulles ICE area is a mean and nasty place, I've seen them pull guns on young mothers with babies and little old ladies for the tiniest infractions of rules.

Posted by: mendelsonmustgo | February 19, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

this type of situation needs to be terminated with the most extreme prejudice possible.

Posted by: SofaKingCool2009 | February 19, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

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