Transit Police report an officer was chomped three times by a large dog at the Shawmut Red Line station around 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday.
Police say the officer, responding to a report of an unleashed dog running around inside the station found just that in the form of what appeared to be a German Shepherd mix.
he officer approached the dog to ascertain if there were any tags or other identifiers located on the dog. As the officer got close the dog suddenly lunged at the officer biting and maintaining that bite on the officers hand. The dog would go on the bite the officer two additional times while the officer fought the dog off. The officer determined lethal force was too risky based on other passengers in possible line of fire. Ultimately the officer fought the dog off and had to close the station and temporarily evacuate passengers.
A Transit K9 trainer arrived and managed to restrain the dog, which was ultimately handed over to Boston Animal Control for quarantine. The officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment.