MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A woman had to be hospitalized after she was apparently bitten by a Coon Rapids police K-9 early Sunday morning, authorities say.
Police say officers received a 911 call at about 6:40 a.m. from a residence at 2740 121st Lane NW. The caller said she saw a person more than 5 feet tall wearing a black coat in her backyard walking toward Crooked Lake Blvd. NW. The caller then became frightened by a loud noise coming from the back of her residence, police say.READ MORE: Twins' Triple, 2 Bases-Loaded Walks In 10th Beat Texas
Officers arrived on scene, set up a perimeter around a structure with windows in the back of a property next door to where the call came from. Authorities saw a flashing light being used in the structure, and used voice commands to order the person outside. Police say they gave orders for five minutes.READ MORE: Severe Blood Shortage Nationwide Impacting Minnesota Hospitals
Authorities then entered the building with a K-9, and found an 81-year-old woman inside. She suffered bites to her arm. Police did not know if the K-9 was on a leash or under the control of a handler, but officers did enter the building immediately after the K-9. Authorities say the woman lived at the address where the K-9 entered.MORE NEWS: Investigators ID Person Whose Body Parts Were Found In NE Mpls. As Adam Richard Johnson
She was treated at the scene and taken to Mercy Hospital for further examination. She has not been identified, and the incident remains under investigation.