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Man taken into custody after standoff with Miami police

Police: Officers forced to shoot dog at home while responding to 911 call


MIAMI – A man was taken into custody Thursday morning after a shooting was reported in a Miami neighborhood.

Sky 10 was above the scene shortly before noon as a SWAT team and detectives stood outside the home at 920 NW 50th St.

Officers were met at the front door of the home by three large dogs, one in attack mode, according to Miami Police Chief Rudy Llanes. Officers fired, injuring one of the dogs.

Neighbors said the dogs bark but aren't vicious.

"They bark and they walk outside. I never hear about it," Alex Euscvio said. "They never hurt anybody."

None of residents inside the home were injured, although for two hours, there appeared to be a standoff before the suspect surrendered.

According to the police chief, concerns about offenders inside the home led to the decision to bring in a contingent of special response team officers and vehicles.

A SWAT team entered the house with rifles drawn and came out without incident about 15 minutes later.

One man was taken into custody, although it's not clear who fired the initial shots that prompted the 911 call, or whether anyone was injured.

The officers involved in shooting the dog are being placed on administrative leave during the completion of the investigation, as is standard for any police-involved shooting.

The dog is being treated for its injuries.

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