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Wis. Cops Say Pit Bull Attacked, Injured Boy, 9

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Madison police say a pit bull attacked and injured a 9-year-old boy, biting the child in the face and latching onto his arm.

Police say the boy’s injuries were non-life-threatening. The dog’s owner also suffered puncture wounds on her hands when she pried the dog’s jaws off the boy’s arm.

Officers say the boy was playing outside a friend’s home Wednesday afternoon when the friend went inside to fetch a drink. Police say the friend came back out and the 2-year-old pit bull rushed past him, attacking the visitor.

A WISC-TV report says the woman voluntarily surrendered the dog to a county animal-control officer. Police say they expect the dog’s owners will be cited.

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