Pit Bull Bites 89-Year-Old Woman in Maryland

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012  |  Updated 1:05 PM EDT
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Pit Bull Bites 89-Year-Old Woman in Maryland

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An 89-year-old woman was hospitalized Wednesday after being bitten by a pit bull in Pasadena, Md., Anne Arundel County fire officials said.

The victim was in the backyard of a home in the 200 block of Arundel Road when the dog jumped up on the side of the fence and bit her upper arm about 3:25 p.m., fire officials said.

The wound was considered critical but non-life-threatening.

The dog was quarantined. A bite report was taken, Anne Arundel County Police said, and the dog was taken to Anne Arundel County Animal Control for an assessment.

No charges have been filed.

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