Canberra woman killed, man hospitalised following horror dog attack

A WOMAN has died and a man has been rushed to hospital following a savage dog attack in Canberra this morning.

Just after 3.40am, police were called to a home in Watson after reports two people had been attacked by a dog.

Police said that whilst officers were attempting to provide first aid response to the woman, the dog attacked police, forcing them to shoot the animal.


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The man was taken to hospital, however sadly, the woman died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the attack.

AFP Forensic Services and ACT Policing Criminal Investigations are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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