Third New Orleans child attacked by pit bull

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Posted: Apr 7, 2010 8:15 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: New Orleans, attack, child, pit bull

The third dog attack in seven days on children in New Orleans required police to use an electroshock
weapon to immobilize the animal.

The Times-Picayune reports that police acted after a pit bull bit a 6-year-old boy in the thigh in eastern New Orleans Tuesday night.

Jeb Tate, a spokesman for New Orleans Emergency Medical Services, says the boy was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Police spokesman Garry Flot said a Taser and a catch-pole were used to secure the pit bull.

A 5-year-old girl was critically injured after she was attacked by a pit bull a week ago.

Last Thursday, a 7-year-old girl was injured by a pit bull.

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