‘Chaotic scene:’ Dog attack at Hamilton bar leaves 11 injured


Published December 23, 2022 at 1:40 pm

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A 32-year-old Hamilton woman is accused of letting her dog loose outside an east-end bar and “encouraging” it to attack citizens, resulting in 11 people injured.

Police say they were called to The Stop Bar and Grill at 1042 Barton St. East at 7 p.m. Thursday after reports of a woman threatening patrons inside.

Upon arrival, police say they “were met with a chaotic scene, including numerous victims of a dog attack.”

Police arrested the woman, but struggled to get the dog under control.

“The dog continued to exhibit aggressive behaviour and advanced towards officers and citizens,” said a Hamilton Police Service spokesperson.

Officers reportedly used a taser to get the dog under control; however, police say the dog died on-scene.

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The victims’ injuries vary from minor to serious, with at least two requiring surgery.

The suspect is facing six counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, four counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, and assault with a weapon.

Police did not release her name because she had not been sworn in before a court.

She remains in police custody.

Editor’s note: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that the dog attacks occurred inside the bar.

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