2 Children Attacked by Family’s Pit Bull: One Airlifted with Severe Injuries

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By Sharon Aron Baron

Police were called after the family’s foster Pit bull attacked two children. One child was airlifted with severe facial injuries.

On Friday at approximately 2:18 p.m., Coral Springs Police received a call to the 2500 block of NW 106 Ave about the family dog attacking their children ages 11 and 12.

According to CSPD Officer Chris Swinson, an 11-year-old was severely bit by the dog, and then his 12-year-old brother tried to intervene, and he attacked.  Upon seeing the commotion, the mother tried to help, and the dog bit her in her hand and arm.  The 12-year-old went and got a knife and stabbed the dog and the dog retreated into one of the bedrooms.

The 11-year-old was bit on the face and sustained severe but not life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Broward General.  The 12-year-old, who was bit on the back of the head, was taken by Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Rescue to Broward General, along with his mother.

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The dog was taken to Coral Springs Animal Hospital, where it will be quarantined.

More updates as they become available.

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