Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PATERSON NJ - A 38-YEAR-OLD MAN AND A 37-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WERE ATTACKED BY THE FAMILY PIT BULL AS THEIR 11-YEAR-OLD SON CALLED 911 - THE FIRST OFFICER SHOT IT AND HE WAS SO SHAKEN HE HAD TO BE TREATED AT A HOSPITAL

Paterson police

UPDATE:  THE ATTACK TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE IN THE FRONT YARD JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

UPDATE:  http://patersontimes.com/2015/09/15/pit-bull-viciously-attacks-paterson-woman-and-boyfriend-on-14th-avenue/

A Paterson Police Officer shot and killed a dog attacking its owners Tuesday morning, officials said.  An 11-year-old boy called 911 just after midnight to say his parents were being attacked by the family's PIT BULL TERRIER, Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale said.

The first officer to arrive at the house on 14th Avenue had to immediately shoot the dog, Speziale said. The man, 38, and the woman, 37, had multiple bite wounds.

"This was a pretty serious attack by the dog that they were trying to fend off as the officer arrived," Speziale said.

The couple and the officer were taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center. The officer was shaken and treated for trauma, Speziale said.

It's not clear what caused the pit bull to attack, Speziale said. Animal control is testing the dog for rabies and other diseases.

Speziale credited the boy for directing police to the house.

"This 11-year-old boy did a phenomenal job giving the information and remaining calm," he said. "The kid was tremendous in being able to coordinate and calmly get police officers to that scene without losing composure."



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Testing pit bulls for rabies. As if.