- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Police in Newport say a 5-year-old boy has about 100 puncture wounds after a pit bull attacked him on Tuesday.

Newport Police Lt. William Fitzgerald tells WPRI-TV that the boy was playing outside the Park Holm Housing Complex when the dog ran out of an apartment at about 3 p.m. and attacked him. One of the boy’s parents fought off the dog with a pipe.

The boy is being treated at Hasbro Children’s Hospital for non-life-threatening wounds on his faces, hands and legs.

A visiting Fall River, Massachusetts, woman who owns the dog has been cited for not restraining it.

Police were still looking for the animal Wednesday.



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