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Police: Man Shot, Killed Dog At Hooksett Rest Stop After It Attacked His Own Dog


State police say a man shot and killed a dog at the Hooksett Rest Stop on I-93 Wednesday afternoon, after it attacked his own dog in the parking lot.

The incident occurred at the northbound rest stop, when, according to police, a large dog broke free from its owners through an open window of a parked car, and attacked a smaller dog.

Witnesses say a man, who police did not identify, made several attempts at freeing his dog from the larger dog's jaws. When that failed, he fired a single shot at close range, killing the animal.

The smaller dog sustained injuries from the attack, and was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment. 

The incident is under investigation.

Michael serves as NHPR's Program Director. Michael came to NHPR in 2012, working as the station's newscast producer/reporter. In 2015, he took on the role of Morning Edition producer. Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor.

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