Both dogs euthanized at the scene following the attack

A nEw Castle County police officer was attached by two dogs believed to be pit bulls while investigting a trigger house alarm.

On Wednesday, Oct. 10 around 12 p.m., officers on patrol were dispatched to the unit block of Bunche Boulevard in New Castle in reference to a home burglary alarm activation.

Upon arrival, police said the officer learned that the alarm was triggered from a backdoor. When the officer walked around to the rear yard, the officer was attacked by two dogs resembling pit-bull terriers.

The officer discharged a conducted energy weapon (tazer) at one of the dogs but was unsuccessful. The officer was then able to shoot and euthanize one dog.

After searching the area for the second dog it was located on the unit block of Morehouse. The dog remained aggressive and was euthanized by assisting officers.

The officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries, according to a press release.

The homeowners were cited by Delaware Animal Services for two counts of dog at large and two counts of failure to inoculate, the release states.