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UPDATE: The pit bulls involved in an attack on an animal control officer have been ruled "dangerous" by a Longview municipal court judge on Friday morning.

The dogs can only be returned to the owner if certain conditions are met.

More details will be posted as they becomes available.

A pair of pit bulls in Longview could be declared "dangerous" in court this Friday, a week after an animal control office was attacked.

Last Friday, medical crews responded to a home in the 2,300 block of S. 12th Street.

Animal Control Officer Jacqui Lynch had been bitten by at least two pit bull puppies.

The Longview Environmental Health Department Supervisor, Buck Arrear, says he is going to the Longview court this Friday to have the dogs declared as "dangerous."

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A Longview animal control officer is injured after a dog attack this afternoon. It happened around 1 this afternoon when police and emergency medical crews responded to a home in the 23-hundred block of south 12th street. Animal control officer Jacqui Lynch had been bitten by at least two pit bulls. Lynch was trying to take a loose pit bull dog into custody at the residence when she was bitten. Lynch ran to a residence across the street to escape. Lynch sustained bite marks to her right hand, but will recover.

Dogs that bit Lynch will be quarantined for 10 days. The canines were transported to the humane society of northeast Texas. The owner of the dogs is out of town. Lynch is a senior animal control officer who has been with the city since March 2004.

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