- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they erroneously reported that a New York woman’s arm was amputated after she was mauled by a pit bull earlier this week in Rochester.

The Rochester Police Department initially said surgeons amputated part of 33-year-old Mariah Schaffer’s arm because of injuries she sustained during the attack Wednesday. Police corrected their report Friday and apologized for the error.

Officers responded to Schaffer’s boyfriend’s home after receiving a report of a woman being attacked by a dog. When officers arrived, they found Schaffer naked and being mauled by a pit bull at the end of the driveway.

Police say three officers shot and killed the dog.

Schaffer remains in critical condition at a Rochester hospital.

Schaffer’s boyfriend, the dog’s owner, was hit by a stray bullet. He’s expected to recover.

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