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Small dog rigged with explosives hurt in blast, Stockton police say

 

Someone strapped explosives to a dog in Stockton, police said, setting off a blast.

Investigators said the incident occurred Wednesday near Bianchi Road and Townehome Drive. Neighbors reported hearing a loud boom and came across an injured dog.

The dog, a long-haired Dachshund, was taken to a pet clinic, where it is being treated for injuries that are said to be non-life-threatening.

Witnesses described a possible suspect to police, and detectives are looking for the person responsible.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Stockton Police at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.

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