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Dog bites trooper as it’s rescued on Las Vegas freeway — VIDEO

The owner of the dog a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper rescued on the highway Wednesday has come forward, according to the agency.

Just before 5 p.m., trooper Chris French found a small brown dog running on Interstate 15 northbound near Washington Avenue, spokesman Jason Buratczuk said.

A group of people and two troopers helped capture the scared dog, which bit a trooper in the process, resulting in a minor injury. The injury didn’t affect his work, Buratczuk said.

City of Las Vegas Animal Control responded to the scene and took custody of the dog.

The animal is on a 10-day hold at the Las Vegas Animal Foundation, which is standard protocol since it injured someone.

Contact Jessica Terrones at jterrones@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0256. Follow @JessATerrones on Twitter.

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