Susan Dubitsky, of Rome, Georgia, was bitten by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) bomb-sniffing dog at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 2, 2013. The dog bite took place while the woman was waiting to meet her sister near the airport’s baggage area.
According to Dubitsky, the officer responsible for the canine was walking by her when the dog reared up and bit her on the stomach.
As she returned to her car, Dubitsky realized that her pants were torn and that the dog had broken her skin with the bite, which was then starting to bleed. She returned to the airport terminal, where she was examined by paramedics and treated with Band-Aids for her dog bite injuries.
Dubitsky reported the incident to the TSA and the Atlanta Police Department, but is perturbed by the fact that she has not received a status update on her incident report.
TSA spokesman David Castelveter indicated that the agency is actively working with the Atlanta Police Department to investigate the dog bite incident with the bomb-sniffing dog.
Under the TSA’s National Canine Program, the TSA is responsible for training the bomb-sniffing dogs, while the local law enforcement agencies are responsible for providing the supervising officers.
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