Friday, September 17, 2010

Pit bull attack at mobile home park leaves two hospitalized in Kalamazoo

From Hillsdale Daily News

Officers of the Hillsdale City Police Department were called to the Hillsdale Mobile Village, lot 40, for an animal attack at approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

The investigation revealed that a 24-year-old male victim, a 19-year-old female victim and their 3-month-old child were attacked by a pit bull which they were watching in their home for a relative.

The male victim was able to escape the home and call for medical and police assistance, while the female victim was able to retreat to a bathroom, with her infant son, and lock the door.

Officers responding to the scene were advised that the animal was at-large inside the residence and the female victim and son were trapped in the bathroom by the dog. When responding, officers entered the residence to render aid to the trapped female and her infant son. They were forced to destroy the animal after it attacked them.

All three victims suffered bites and lacerations and were treated at the scene by Hillsdale City Fire Department and Reading Emergency Unit personnel, then transported to Hillsdale Community Health Center via REU for treatment of their injuries. The male and female adults were later transferred to Borgess Medical Center for further treatment while the infant was treated and released from the health center to family members.

Responding officers were uninjured in the incident and were assisted with scene photographing and processing by deputies from Hillsdale County Sheriff's Department.

Names of the victims are not being released by the Hillsdale City Police Department at this time as this incident remains under investigation.

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