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ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a pit bull has attacked and killed a 6-year-old boy in Pennsylvania.
The Blair County Coroner says the child died of blunt-force trauma suffered in the dog attack that occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday in Lakemont.
Rick Vaughan, a friend of the boy’s family, tells The Altoona Mirror the boy’s father heard the mother screaming and found the dog on top of the boy. The father pulled the dog away, but the child succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities say the dog that killed the boy is now dead, but they haven’t disclosed further details about its death. The family also asked police to take a second dog from the home for an undisclosed reason.
The boy’s name has not been released.
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