Friday, September 24, 2010

Dearborn Heights woman attacked by pit bulls

By Cecil Angel, Detroit Free Press

A Dearborn Heights woman is in the hospital today after being severely injured when two pit bulls attacked her, police said.

Dearborn Heights Police Sgt. Michael Petri said the attack occurred at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Stanford and Telegraph and that the woman was bitten all over. He said his investigation was just beginning and that he would be interviewing the victim and others about the incident.

Update September 24, 2010 11:59am - The above article has been updated to include the following:

A neighbor said the woman was gardening in her backyard when the attack occurred. Another neighbor driving by stopped and yelled at the dogs to stop the attack.

Update September 25, 2010 1:13pm - The following article is from Detroit Free Press:

Woman mauled by 2 pit bulls still in hospital
 
A woman remained in a hospital Friday, a day after being severely mauled by two pit bulls, police said.
Sgt. Michael Petri said the dogs escaped from a fenced-in yard at Stanford and Telegraph and attacked the woman while she was in front of a house two doors away. "Apparently, they dug under the fence," he said.
Petri said the dogs were placed in quarantine at a pound in Taylor.
 

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