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Boxer Bites Ridgewood Police Officer

The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. in the 600 block of Alanon Road.
The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. in the 600 block of Alanon Road. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- A Ridgewood police officer bitten by a dog Wednesday afternoon was taken to the Valley Hospital for treatment.

Officer Kyle Scarpa was making a notification for another agency in the 600 block of Alanon Road when the boxer, who'd been tied to a chair, got loose just before 1 p.m., responders said.

The officer sustained "a puncture wound and some scratches," Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke said. "The dog was in his own yard and got loose from its tie out when the officer was on scene.

"The owner quickly had control of his dog," the chief said.

The village Health Department responded along with fellow police.

Boyd A. Loving contributed to this report.

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