Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mom and Son Attacked by Three Dogs---Police Killed the Animals

June 8, 2012 - According to reports in the news and at the Newport police, a mother and son were attacked by three dogs in Newport Beach. According to the Newport Beach Police Department officers responded to a report of a dog attack at approximately 5:30 a.m. at the Marriot Newport Coast Villas on East Coast Highway, in Newport Beach.

Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe, said that the woman was a guest at the hotel and was walking toward her car when she was attacked by the dogs, from behind. The woman’s son ran toward the dogs to help his mother and was bitten in the attack, suffering puncture wounds, Lowe said. Lowe said the dogs were described as pit bulls and after the initial attack left the woman and her son alone. Newport Beach Police officials said that the officer arriving on the scene was forced back into his car, and the three dogs aggressively attacked the police car. Officers canvassed the area in search of the pack of dogs, with the help of Animal Control, who intended to restrain the dogs.

Newport Beach Police officials said the officers and Animal Control were unable to capture the pit bulls and due to their aggressive behavior the officers obtained authorization to fire at the dogs. Newport Beach Police officials said the officers were concerned, since this is an area frequented by joggers, bicyclists, golfers and other people.

The woman and her son were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police officials said. Lowe, said that there were no officers injured in the dog bite attack and that there have been no earlier reports of the dogs roaming the area. Police are attempting to locate the owners of the dogs. Source: 5000 Birch Street Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 891-0278 www.ehlinelaw.com

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