"Very Violent Fight"
Dulles, VA - It was reported on Thursday that a pair of large male pit bulls (most likely "game bred" pit bulls, specifically bred for dogfighting) were shot and killed by police in a Dulles Airport cargo facility. Both dogs "broke out" of their kennels and began attacking each other in what was described as a "very violent fight." Despite the many questions the incident raises, such as, "Were the dogs being shipped to Korea for dogfighting?" Airport authorities declared the case closed.
"A pair of large male pit bulls on their way to Korea were shot and killed by police in a Dulles Airport cargo facility Thursday morning after both dogs escaped their enclosures and began fighting.
"This was a very violent fight," said Rob Yingling of the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority. "The officer had no choice in this situation."
The dogs had been dropped off at AirFrance Cargo earlier in the morning by their owner and were destined to be loaded on Korean Air Flight 94 to Incheon, Korea later in the day. The owner of the dogs was not booked for travel, according to Yingling.
Airport officials will not release the identity of the owner and officials at the AirFrance Cargo office at Dulles declined requests from 9NEWS NOW for more information.
Courtney Mickalonis, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, says the incident began just after 10 a.m. when one of the animals was able to escape its carrier and attack another dog while it was still in its enclosure. Mickalonis says the second dog also escaped its carrier, and a vicious fight ensued."
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