Monday, July 4, 2011

Man, 80, bitten by pit bull in Pottsville

By Amy Marchiano, Republican Herald

An 80-year-old man was bitten by a pit bull Sunday in Pottsville and taken to a local hospital, according to Pottsville police.
His condition could not be obtained Monday morning.
The incident was the latest in a string of pit bull attacks in two weeks.
On Sunday, John Jones, Pottsville, was walking west in the 700 block of West Norwegian St. when a pit bull bit him in the area of his left hamstring, police say.
The victim said he didn't notice the pit bull coming toward him.
Those who witnessed the attack provided aid to Jones. Jones had lacerations to his body and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, police said.
The owner of the pit bull, Derek Knight, 709 W. Norwegian St., told police the dog escaped after his niece opened the screen door. The incident is under investigation.
A June 22, an attack left three children injured when their family's pit bull turned on them; they were taken to the hospital for treatment. The dog was killed at the scene.
On June 23 an 8-year-old boy was bitten by a pit bull in the city after the animal was fighting with another dog.
On June 28, police said a pit bull crashed through a screen door and injured a 47-year-old woman. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

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