Pit Bull Attacks Woman

By David Chang
|  Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 9:47 PM EDT
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Pit Bull Attacks Woman

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A woman is in the hospital after she was attacked by a dog in the Germantown section of the city.

Police say a 60-year-old woman was sitting on her porch on the 5500 block of Devon Street early Wednesday evening. Suddenly she was approached by a pit bull who bit her on the face and legs before running away.

The woman was taken to Einstein Hospital where she is in stable condition.

The pit bull’s owner, who did not want to be identified, says his dog broke its chain and managed to escape. The owner says the dog was eventually found and captured by another resident and is currently being held.

Police have not yet revealed whether any charges will be filed or if the dog will be taken to the SPCA.

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