Police K9 Suspended After Biting Woman

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Associated Press Release

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) -- A police dog will be removed from service "until further notice" after biting a woman twice during a search for a missing child in central Florida.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the 4-year-old child was found safe inside his Port Orange house earlier this week. But the K-9 named Rex bit 53-year-old June Dileo on the thigh and hip.

The child's father said he put his son to bed and then took a shower. When he got out of the shower, he couldn't find the boy. The child was eventually found under a table.

Police say the dog's leash came off while he was tracking and they believe Dileo tried to help stop Rex from running away.

Dileo's attorney says the police report isn't entirely accurate.

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