Man allegedly releases dog on police officer

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**Embargo: St. Louis, MO** A south St. Louis man allegedly released his large dog on a police officer, instructing the dog to "get him."

ST. LOUIS – A south St. Louis man allegedly released his large dog on a police officer, instructing the dog to “get him,” KMOV reported.

According to court documents, Andre Tibbs, 48, was the subject of a drug manufacturing investigation.

When St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department police officers went to Tibbs’ house in the 3000 block of Virginia Avenue to execute a search warrant, Tibbs was holding a large dog by the collar.

Police said he then released the dog and instructed the dog to “get him.”

The dog repeatedly attacked one of the officers.

A spokesperson with the St. Louis Police Department said the officer was not seriously hurt.

Tibbs is charged with four felonies, including assault on a law enforcement officer. He is in jail on a $75,000 cash-only bond.

 

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