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.
"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.