Detroit police: Dog mauling leaves young boy in critical condition

Man also injured

A dog shown on Longacre Street in Detroit on Jan. 29, 2021 after an attack that injured a young boy.
A dog shown on Longacre Street in Detroit on Jan. 29, 2021 after an attack that injured a young boy. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A young boy is in critical condition after being attacked by a dog just before 6 a.m. Friday in the 9000 block of Longacre Street in Detroit.

Detroit police said they believe the boy is 5 years old. Multiple dogs were removed from the house after the attack.

The man who was watching the child also was injured. Police said they are both expected to survive.

The man’s relationship with the boy and the dogs is not known at this time either.

Detroit police are working to figure out how this happened and why.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit for more information as it becomes available.


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