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Police Reports Injuries in Overnight Pit Bull Attack in Newark


A woman attacked by a dog overnight in Newark's West Ward has authorities on the search for the pit bull.

According to a brief statement released by police, at approximately 10:03 p.m., Newark Police responded to South 19th Street and 19th Avenue on a call of a dog bite.

Police say upon their arrival, they found a female victim suffering injuries after the dog appeared out of nowhere and began to bite the woman.

According to police, the woman was in the company of a child who was not harmed by the animal.

Police say the dog sprinted from the scene immediately after the vicious attack and remains at-large.

EMS transported the woman to University Hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident remains under investigation police said.