SHADY SIDE, Md. - Three people were injured Sunday evening after being attacked by a dog in Shady Side.
Anne Arundel County police said officers responded around 8:33 a.m. to the the 4900 block of Filbert Drive for a report of an aggressive animal. The first victim, a 29-year-old woman, received non-life threatening injuries after being bitten on her arm and leg. Police said she was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
Police said the incident began when the woman went to pet a 2-year-old pit bull/labrador mix on a cable lead in the front yard of a residence. The dog bit her and a 15-year-old girl, who attempted to stop the attack.
The dog was then able to slide out of its collar and cause a minor injury to the 15-year-old's arm. She was treated by fire department personnel and released from the scene. In addition, a 56-year-old woman also intervened and sustained a very minor injury before the dog ran off. She was also treated at the scene.
Police added that the owners of the dog contained the animal until animal control officers arrived on scene and took possession of the dog. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
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