8-year-old Detroit boy mauled by family dogs at home on city's east side

Mother being held on child neglect charges


DETROIT – An 8-year-old boy was mauled Tuesday by his family's dogs at a home in the 4000 block of Bewick Street on Detroit's east side.

Police said around 5 p.m. Tuesday, three children, ages 6, 8 and 9, were left home alone with the dogs while their mother went to pick up another child from daycare.

Police said when the mother returned home, she found the 8-year-old boy had been attacked by the dogs.

The child was taken to a nearby hospital by medical officials. His condition was not disclosed.

The mother is being held on child neglect charges, police said.

Police did not reveal the breed of the dogs.

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