NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) — For the second time in as many days, Maryland state troopers have shot and killed a dog considered to be dangerous.

Authorities say a pit bull that reportedly chased a Cecil County woman into her home was shot after it charged an officer Monday afternoon.

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The incident happened about 2:30 p.m. Monday after two troopers from the North East Barrack responded to a report of an aggressive dog on the loose.  Police say the dog was shot after it lunged toward one of the troopers.

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Police say residents in the area told investigators that the dog was aggressive and frequently ran loose.

On Sunday, a state trooper shot and killed a pit bull mix that had bitten a woman inside her Centreville home and was about to attack her again.

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