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.