Dog shot dead by garda during search of house in Dublin
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Dog shot dead by garda during search of house in Dublin

A DOG has died after being shot by Gardaí during the search of a house in County Dublin.

The incident occurred yesterday, Sunday 14 February, when Gardaí began the search of a house in Coburg Place, Dublin 1, under a search warrant.

It is understood the officers were attacked by the dog inside the house, and was soon shot and killed by an on-duty officer.

According to a statement from Gardaí, the dog, believed to be a Pit Bull, received veterinary treatment but did not survive the shooting.

A Garda spokesperson confirme the incident in an official statement, writing:

"During the operation an official firearm was discharged when Gardaí were attacked by a dog inside the house.

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"The dog received veterinary treatment but didn’t survive the injuries sustained.”

The incident was notified to the Garda Síochána Ombusdsman Commission (GSOC), which is mandatory whenever a Garda firearm is discharged.

The search of the house continued, and Gardaí discovered "a quantity of controlled drugs" with an estimated street value of €5,000.

A man in his 40s was arrested in relation to the search of the property and was brought to Coolock Garda Station for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act of 1984.

The Crime Unit was later dispatched to the house in Coburg Place to carry out a full examination.