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A dog was shot and killed when it tried to attack a deputy U.S. marshal at a Lincoln home Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Members of the Metro Fugitive Task Force had gone to 700 B St. to arrest Johnnie Harris, 28, on an outstanding warrant around 12:30 p.m., according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

As they talked to Harris, an unrestrained German shepherd named Corporal left the front porch and approached officers, an incident report said.

The dog was "aggressively barking and growling" as he approached, the report said.

An officer shot the dog, killing it.

Harris was taken into custody on the Douglas County warrant without further incident.

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Riley Johnson reports on local government in Lincoln.

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