Under attack ... dog grabs arm of officer in vice-like grip
THESE were the amazing scenes yesterday as a devil dog savaged FIVE cops when the arrest of a kidnap suspect went horribly wrong.
The animal, named Poison and thought to be a pitbull terrier-doberman cross, went berserk after officers smashed down the front door of a family living near the Olympic Games site.
One screaming cop whose leg was mauled to the bone had to leap on a car to escape the snarling dog.
He was among three taken to hospital with serious injuries. Two needed skin grafts for hand, arm and leg wounds. The powerful hound's other two victims were described as "walking wounded". Marksmen and cops with riot shields were called in — and Poison was killed with four shots.
It later emerged it was known to neighbours as a menace.
Why the fuck didn't they just shoot it.