A federal drug agent was recovering at a local hospital after being shot in the calf in Philadelphia while working with local authorities to carry out a search warrant.

A dog attacked the officers serving the warrant at a home in the Roxborough neighborhood and police fired at the dog to stop the threat, said Bryan Doherty, a Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman.

One of those bullets struck a DEA agent in the calf.

Doherty says the bullet wasn't lodged in the agent's body.

The agent's name wasn't immediately released.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.