State health authorities may quarantine a Labradoodle after it bit a 63-year-old Winthrop University professor on campus on Thursday afternoon.
The professor notified the university's police department after he was bitten on the buttocks while walking near Scholar's Walk on campus, according to a Winthrop police report.
The dog was on a leash when the incident happened.
He told police that the dog's owner, a 57-year-old woman, was standing outside near Winthrop's fitness center talking to someone when the dog jumped at him from behind and bit him, the report states.
When officers responded to the scene, the dog became "aggressive," the report states, and it lunged at a Winthrop cop.
The dog's owner told the male officer that her Labradoodle does "not like males for whatever reason" and advised him to not come too close, according to the report.
State Department of Health and Environmental Control officials plan to visit the dog's owner and the professor and may quarantine the Labradoodle, pending further investigation, the report states.
The dog's owner has not been charged by police and the severity of the professor's injuries from the bite are not detailed in the report.
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