Police Kill Pit Bull After Teens Attacked in Gaithersburg

Boy, girl hospitalized with multiple bite wounds

By Jackie Bensen
|  Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012  |  Updated 7:11 PM EDT
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Police Shoot Pit Bull After Teens Attacked

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Police shot and killed an aggressive pit bull Tuesday evening after two teenagers were attacked, Montgomery County police Capt. Paul Starks said.

At about 8:45 p.m., police received a report of two teens bitten by a pit bull on Boulder Ridge Way in Gaithersburg, Md. A 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl suffered multiple bite wounds and were taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released.

Officers found two dogs at the scene, but only one was acting aggressively. A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy, who was the first to reach the scene, tried to subdue the aggressive dog with a stun gun, but that failed twice.

Montgomery County police officers were forced to shoot the dog.

The owner of the dogs said the second one ran away.

The owner was cited for having a dog at large, a $100 fine, and for unwanted contact, a $500 fine.

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