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Boy, 4, Is Critically Wounded by Pit Bull; Family Pet's Attack Came With Children Left Alone in Home
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Melillo, Wendy||||||Thomas-Lester, Avis
Date: May 5, 1994
Start Page: c.01
Section: METRO

Immediately after the attack, a neighbor said, two of the children ran to his house for help. "The kids came out and hollered `the dog is eating my little brother,' " said the neighbor, who did not want to be identified. The neighbor said he had called the police several times previously about the dog because it appeared to be vicious and had snarled at people.

Last week, a 7-year-old Fairfax County boy was attacked by a German shepherd. Another Fairfax County child, 4-year-old Tiffeny Pak, was mauled by a neighbor's Rottweiler April 7. Her injuries required 100 stitches. The day before that attack, a 3-year-old Gaithersburg girl suffered wounds requiring 100 stitches when she was attacked by a neighbor's border collie.

In last night's incident, the three siblings said the dog first bit [Norman Johnson] in the head, pulling off most of his scalp. Then the dog bit his cheek.

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