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K-9 bites Houston police officer in north Houston

HOUSTON – A Houston police officer is recovering after a K-9 bit him.

Lt. Larry Crowson with Houston police said officers were searching for a burglary suspect on Hardy Street near Gaines Street around 1 a.m. Monday.

A neighbor told officers they saw someone breaking into a vacant house.

Officers and K-9s set up a perimeter and began searching the area.

Crowson said that one of the K-9 officers bit an officer on the right leg.

The officer was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

Police were not certain why he was bitten.

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