Saturday, July 17, 2010

Seattle woman attacked by pit bull

From KING 5 News

A 65-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after she was bitten by a pit bull on Saturday morning at an apartment in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Police say a tenant was supposed to be moving out of a unit in the apartment building. Neighbors told police he had already moved out, but let a friend of his stay there in the meantime.
The woman was there to do a walk-through in anticipation of showing the unit to other prospective tenants. When she opened the door she was attacked by the dog.
The dog bit the woman in the legs.
The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Her condition is not known.
The dog was seized by animal control.
The person who owned the dog wasn't in the unit when the woman opened the door.

Update July 17, 2010 2:23pm - The following article is from KIRO:

Woman Attacked By Pit Bull On Beacon Hill

A 65-year-old woman was attacked by a pit bull on Seattle's Beacon Hill.
Seattle police said that the victim and another woman were entering a rental apartment in the 1900 block of 14th Avenue South around 11 a.m. Saturday, when the pit bull attacked.
The dog repeatedly bit the 65-year-old woman, as the other woman used her purse to fend off the dog.
Police said that the women exited the apartment followed by the dog, which kept biting the victim.
Police and Animal Control arrived and the dog was captured.
Seattle Fire Department medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said that the victim was the mother of the person renting the apartment but it was unclear who owned the pit bull.

Update July 17, 2010 6:43pm - The following article is from KOMO:
Woman, 65, hospitalized after pitbull attack

A 65-year-old woman was taken to Harborview Saturday morning after she was bitten twice by a pit bull in an apartment near 14th and Plum in Beacon Hill.

Crews were called to the scene just after 11 a.m. When they arrived, they found two women standing on a car. One woman had bites on her calf, while the other was unhurt.
According to Seattle police, the woman and her sister were checking on an apartment in a building owned by her son when she opened the door with a key and the dog attacked. The pit bull had been left behind by a resident of the apartment who had moved out.
The sister was able to fend off the dog with her purse and they got out of the apartment. The dog briefly continued to go after them, but eventually went back inside the apartment. That's where animal control agents found it, and it was taken away.
SPD is investigating the incident.


  1. Not the victim! What kind of dog owner leaves the dog in the apartment, an apartment that he does not own/live in to possible prey on others!

  2. Not the victim! What kind of dog owner leaves the dog in the apartment, an apartment that he does not own/live in to possible prey on others!


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