Dramatic moment armed police kill ‘XL Bully’ after dog mauled two people in rampage | The Sun

THIS is the shocking moment armed cops gun down a suspected XL Bully after it mauled two in a horror rampage.

A helicopter was also scrambled after the hell-hound savaged its owner, a second person and another dog on Monday.

Cops swooped on the address in Halifax, West Yorks, shortly after 6pm following a "concern for safety".

CCTV shows three officers move into a garden with guns drawn at the dog, which was allegedly hiding behind a garden shed.

Two cops appear to be brandishing a semi-automatic carbine and a pump-action shotgun as they close in.

One local, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: "Police knocked on doors and windows, telling everyone to stay inside.

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“Next, I saw them in my neighbour’s garden with guns drawn at the dog, which was trying to hide between a shed and a fence.

"They shot it twice, I think. A friend said they saw it and it was an XL Bulldog."

The two people were taken to hospital while the other dog was taken to a vets after the incident.

A woman has also been arrested over Monday’s incident on Stainland Road.

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Police have not confirmed the breed of the devil dog but said it had been destroyed.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Attempts to restrain the dog were unsuccessful and it was destroyed by armed ­officers.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of what happened.”

The Government said a ban on XL Bullies will come into force on December 31.

It comes as The Sun found hundreds of owners giving away their soon-to-be outlawed Bullies for free or selling them for as little as £10 before the ban.

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