SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Springfield authorities are looking into whether one of their K9s harmed a child over the weekend.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh tells us that, upon speaking with witnesses, it is believed that someone had allegedly stepped on K9 Mango's tail at the C3 Forest Park Christmas Party on Saturday.

Mango reacted and allegedly scratched a young child.

Walsh says that Mango did not at any point bite or attack the child.

As officials look into the alleged incident, Mango will be held at the Springfield Police Department's headquarters and is not being permitted around children at this time.

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