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NEWS: Iqaluit July 16, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Iqaluit woman charged with using pitbull dog as weapon

Victim treated in hospital for numerous dog bites


An Iqaluit woman faces five criminal charges following an early morning fight July 15 in which police allege one woman used a pitbull dog to attack another woman, an RCMP news release said.

Police said someone called them around 1:00 a.m. July 15 to “report a fight in progress.”

“Police attended to find a 23-year-old female directing her dog to attack a 29-year-old female,” the RCMP said.

The victim of the dog attack suffered numerous bites. Police took her to hospital, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police shot the pitbull after attempts to tranquilize it failed. They said the dog’s owner had been warned previously about the animal’s aggressive behavior.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have video recordings contact the Iqaluit RCMP detachment at 975-0123.

Saata Koochiajuke, 23, of Iqaluit, faces five charges: one count of aggravated assault, two counts of uttering threats, one count of resisting arrest and one count of unlawfully being in a dwelling.

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