LEXINGTON PARK MD - FAMILY DOGS, A ROTTWEILER AND A SHAR PEI MIX, ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD INSIDE A HOME ...THE VICTIM WAS FLOWN BY STATE POLICE HELICOPTER TO CHILDREN'S IN DC
UPDATE 6/9/2019: On Friday, June 7, 2019 at approximately 7 p.m., Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 48000 block of Leeward Circle, Lexington Park, for a reported animal bite.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 5-year-old child was playing inside the residence, when the child was attacked by the family ROTTWEILER. During the attack, a second family dog, a SHAR PEI MIX began to attack the child. The dogs continued to attack the child until members of the community were able to enter into the home and remove the child from the dogs’ grasp.
The child sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 7 to Children’s Hospital in Washington DC.
Animal Control responded and took possession of the dogs.
The case remains under investigation.
UPDATE 6/8/2019: Stephen Walker of St. Mary’s County Emergency Services said the dogs in question are not Pit Bulls as stated in the press release by the Maryland State Police-Leonardtown Barracks.
Walker described one dog as a Rottweiler and the second as a Shar Pei mix.
Both dogs are currently at the Tri-County Animal Shelter in quarantine.