UPDATE: Pit Bull Bites Boy
Medics rushed a 9-year-old boy to the pediatric trauma center at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
UPDATE (10:08 a.m.): A 9-year-old boy was seriously hurt Wednesday night after being bitten by a dog near the border of Severna Park and Pasadena, an Anne Arundel County fire department spokesman said.
Emergency personnel responded at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of Armstrong Lane in Pasadena to a report of an injured child, Lt. Keith Hamilton said.
A police investigation revealed that the child was on his bike near his mom visiting a neighbor when the neighbor’s pit bull bit the boy, according to an Anne Arundel County Police Department press release. The dog's owner intervened and freed the child from the pit bull.
Medics transported the boy to the pediatric trauma unit at Johns Hopkins Children's Center with serious injuries, Hamilton said.
Animal Control responded and has taken custody of the dog. The pit bull’s owner has been identified and the investigation is ongoing, according to police.
A call to Animal Control was not immediately returned.
The attack comes just weeks after the Maryland Court of Appeals issued a controversial ruling that stated that pit bulls are inherently dangerous, making it easier for pit bull owners to be sued if their dogs injure someone.