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.


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.