Pit Bulls Attack and Injure Five People in Hampton, VA
Hampton was the scene of series of vicious dog attacks by two pit bull terriers on Monday morning, which led to five people being hospitalized.
Hampton police said a police officer was among several people bitten by two pit bulls. The officer killed one of the dogs. Animal Control officers and other police officers later secured the second dog, according to the Hampton Police Division.
Five people were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, reported WAVY.com.
The TV station reported the attacks began at 10:52 a.m. on March 31 when police responded to a 911 call. Officers found out the dogs had already bitten two people and a mail carrier. A police officer and an animal control officer who was trying to restrain one of the animals for quarantine were bitten in the process.
All of the victims suffered injuries to their legs and arms, reported WAVY.
The attacks led to Bassett Elementary School to be placed on lockdown until the second dog was found and secured, police and school officials said.
Police said charges are pending against the owners of the dogs. When an out-of-control dog causes injury, its owners can be liable to the bite victim. For more information contact our Hampton, VA personal injury lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com