4-day-old Boy Attacked by Family Pit Bull

By: AP
By: AP

A pit bull has attacked a newborn baby in an Oakland County community with a long-standing ban on the breed of dogs.

It's the second pit bull attack within a week in Waterford Township, about 25 miles northwest of Detroit.

Police say they're turning their report on the attack on the 4-day-old boy over to prosecutors.

The baby's grandfather was holding him when the pit bull mix bit him on the head, sending him to the hospital.

The dog belonged to the boy's father and lived at the home. The owner has agreed to have the animal destroyed.

On Sunday, Waterford police say a pit bull forced its way under a neighbor's fence and killed a Yorkshire terrier.

The community has banned pit bulls since 1989.


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