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Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Two Moorhead police officers, looking for drugs at a Moorhead home, were bitten by two bulldogs. 

A man is in custody, one of the dogs, is in the pound.


Moorhead Police are familiar with conducting narcotics search warrants.

Lt. Troy Jacobson/Moorhead Police Department: "Our officers engage in that activity very regularly."

They know to be prepared for anything, but it's not often that something like this happens.

While executing a search warrant Thursday at this home in south Moorhead, two officers were attacked.

Two American Bulldogs lunged, biting one officer on the wrist and the other on the leg.

They used pepper spray on the dogs and were treated for minor injuries.

The officers didn't expect the dogs to be there, and it's rare that they attack.

Jacobson: "It's usually planned for if we know about the dog. So, there are preventative  measures that are taken. Whether it's a bite sleeve or other measures that would allow us to address the problem without having to use lethal force against a dog."

21-year-old Nicholas Kangas of Moorhead was arrested on Felony Controlled Substance charges.

Police seized two pounds of marijuana, worth $16,000, along with about 600 dollars cash.

One of the dogs has been impounded, until they can locate the proper owner and learn about its vaccination record.

Becky Parker

Becky Parker - Becky Parker joined the WDAY 6 News team in July of 2012. She was born and raised in Williston, North Dakota.  She graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.   At NDSU, Becky served as News Director for ‘SU TV News, the university’s first ever student-run newscast. She was also an anchor and reporter for the organization.   Before coming to WDAY, Becky was reporting for Lakeland Public Television at their Brainerd, MN bureau. She also spent internship hours at WDAZ in Grand Forks and KVRR Fox in Fargo.   If you have story ideas or questions, please e-mail Becky at

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