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Man arrested after dog charges officer

A 61-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police said he tried to take an aggressive pit bull onto a TriMet bus in North Portland.

Police shot and killed the dog after it charged an officer during the incident.

Richard Cook faces charges of reckless endangering, interfering with a peace officer, second-degree menacing and disorderly conduct. He was lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center on $9,000 bail.

The incident began at about 4:30 p.m. when Transit Police Division officers were called to a TriMet bus at Lombard Street and North Interstate Avenue, where a man was tried to board the bus with an aggressive dog.

When the officers arrived, the dog charged one of them and was shot.

Police have not released the names of the officers involved in the shooting.