Sheriff's Office: 6-year-old attacked by 3 pit bulls

UNION COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- A child suffered head-to-toe injuries after being attacked by pit bulls, and is currently hospitalized.

According to Bill Hickman with the Union County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a call around 6 p.m. Thursday from a hospital in regards to a 6-year-old having been attacked by pit bulls. An investigation is said to have found that two 8-month-old pit bulls and one adult pit bull attacked the child.

Hickman said the child was playing with the puppies when the attack happened, and after the child screamed, the mother dog got involved. He said the family had difficulty separating the dogs and the child.

Hickman said the 6-year-old was airlifted to Arkansas Children's Hospital, and there is no word on his current condition.

According to Hickman, charges may not be possible at this point. There are said to have been no previous signs of the dogs being aggressive, and the child had played with them before without any problems.

THV11 is following this story and will update the article as more information is released.


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