Dog fatally mauls 4-year-old boy in suburban Detroit

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HAZEL PARK, Mich. (AP) – Suburban Detroit police say a dog fatally mauled a 4-year-old boy despite his mother’s efforts to defend him during the attack.

The boy was pronounced dead Tuesday night at a hospital after he suffered serious wounds to his neck and body in the attack in Hazel Park, north of Detroit.

The boy’s 14-year-old sister called 911 and reported that her mother was trying to stop a male pit bill from attacking her brother at their home.

Police say the boy’s mother cut the animal with a knife to defend her son. She was hospitalized for dog bite injuries.

Officers used stun guns to free the boy from the dog, which was later euthanized.

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