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