Pit bulls bite four, in Harlem attacks

July 2, 2016

thomas jefferson in harlem1A savage pit bull attacked a 9-year-old girl and her mother in East Harlem on Friday — hours after another dog bit a toddler in Queens, cops said.

In the second episode, the girl and her mom were hospitalized with bites to their arms and stomachs after an escaped dog lunged at them outside a building in the Thomas Jefferson Houses, a city housing project on E. 115th St. and Second Ave., police said.

The pit bull broke free from its owner at 5:30 p.m, cops said.

Two nearby police officers responded to the attack. One eventually shot the pit bull three times — killing the dog — after the raging beast sunk its teeth into his arm, a police source said.


The mother and daughter were taken to Harlem Hospital with serious bite wounds, police said, adding their injuries were not life-threatening.

Little Mayerly Moreno told the station she got 17 stitches after the random attack.

In East Harlem, a neighbor said a witness who tried to stop the attack told her the dog dragged the helpless little girl back and forth in its mouth.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Harlem World Magazine, 2521 1/2 west 42nd street, Los Angeles, CA, 90008, https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

“He was telling us it was tossing her around,” Sabrina Luyando told the Daily News. “It’s a pit bull, so once they bite they don’t let go for nothing.”

An inconsolable woman believed to be the child’s grandmother cried out as her relatives were taken away in an ambulance, Luyando said.

“The grandma was on the floor screaming because she thought the dog killed her granddaughter,” she said. “It bit her on her ribs, her arms. It was bad. It was really bad. I hope the little girl is OK.”

The pit bull also bit a Good Samaritan — who Luyando said was a NYCHA worker — who tried to intervene and distract the dog from its prey, police said.

The bitten police officer was treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for an injury to his arm.

The dog’s owner was not immediately charged with a crime.

Read more about the story HERE.

Photo credit: The Thomas Jefferson Houses in East Harlem(JAN RANSOM)

 

We're your source for local coverage, we count on your support. SUPPORT US!
Your support is crucial in maintaining a healthy democracy and quality journalism. With your contribution, we can continue to provide engaging news and free access to all.
accepted credit cards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles