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4-year-old boy fatally mauled by dog at home in Hazel Park

Boy’s mother stabbed dog during attack to defend her son

HAZEL PARK, Mich. – Police said a 4-year-old boy was mauled to death by a dog at a home in Hazel Park.

A 14-year-old girl contacted 911 Tuesday at 6:44 p.m. to report that her mother was trying to stop a dog in the home from attacking her brother, police said.

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Police and the Hazel Park Fire Department responded to the scene and saw the dog actively attacking the child in the home. Officers Tased the dog, which ran out of the house. The boy was seriously injured on his body and neck, police said.

The boy was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His mother was transported to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The dog was found with a knife wound made by the boy’s mother as she tried to defend her son. Police said the dog was a 60-pound pit bull the family was fostering.


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