LINCOLN PARK MI - 2 PIT BULLS GOT OUTSIDE AFTER AN ALTERCATION IN ONE HOUSE AND WENT DOWN THE STREET AND ATTACKED A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY
A 12-year-old Lincoln Park boy was taken to a hospital last weekend after being bitten by a neighbor’s two pit bulls who were running loose.
According to the Lincoln Park Police Department, the dogs belonged to residents of the 1600 block of Chandler Avenue and were let outside in the midst of an altercation that began inside the house and spilled out into the street Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to a call about the fight, which allegedly took place between two people, Sgt. Bob Wright said, adding that the dogs were being looked for by the owners at that time. Two people were transported to the hospital as a result of the fight and within 10 minutes of returning to the station, Wright said, they were dispatched to a house down the street to help a child who had been attacked by two pit bulls.
The boy was reportedly outside his home down the block when both dogs bit him.
"One had his arm, one had his leg," Wright said.
The boy was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment, Wright added.
The owners of the dogs reportedly found them a few blocks away after the incident and were ticketed by police for having dogs at large and no licenses. According to police, the owners are required to quarantine the dogs inside the home for 10 days because an attack was reported.
Two Detroit men, ages 17 and 18, were arrested as a result of the initial altercation, according to police.