Police Statement Confirms That Shinsuke Nakamura Was Bitten By One of Their Canines

-- The Bakersfield Police Department has released a statement confirming the report that WWE star Shinsuke Nakamura was bitten by one of their canines.

"On Monday, June 25, 2018, officers of the Bakersfield Police Department Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Team were conducting a protective sweep of the Rabobank Arena in preparation for the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour."

"During the sweep, the EOD Team, which consisted of an explosive detection trained canine team and bomb technicians entered an area of the arena where an employee of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was present. The canine entered the room to sweep for the presence of any explosive material. As the sweep took place the WWE employee was accidentally bit by the canine. The employee sustained an injury to his lower left leg. Medical aid was immediately summoned to the scene and the employee was transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment."

-- Nakamura remains sidelined indefinitely and it comes at a bad time as his presence and participation in this weekend's tour in Japan is now in doubt.