WESTMORELAND CO. (KDKA) — A pit bull that mauled its owner was on the loose in Westmoreland County Saturday.

According to our partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the dog attacked a man at his home on Route 286 in Bell Township.

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The man suffered severe lacerations and had to be flown to the hospital.

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Police clubbed the dog, sprayed it with mace and used a stun gun to subdue the animal, but it ran off into the woods. Around 8 p.m., the Tribune-Review reported the dog had been captured.

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Authorities said the dog is white and brown in color. It is also likely covered in human blood.