Home
 
Choose Your City
Change City

Pennsylvania toddler killed in dog attack, police say

(Reuters) - A toddler was killed in a fatal attack by a family's dog in a Pittsburgh suburb, police said on Monday.

The 2-year-old girl was attacked Sunday evening in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, according to the Allegheny County Police Department. Police responded to an emergency call at about 8:47 p.m., the department said in a statement.

The child was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead from her wounds, police said.

The dog was taken to a kennel to be quarantined.

RelatedArticles

Police did not specify what type of dog was involved, but local media reported it was a pit bull that belonged to a family whose home the toddler was visiting.

The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office will oversee an investigation, police said, adding that it would release no further details of the incident.

(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Susan Heavey)

 
Consider AlsoFurther Articles