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Pair Of Pit Bulls Chase Kids In Nassau County Before Being Tranquilized

Pit Bull (credit: clipart.com)

Pit Bull (file/credit: clipart.com)

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)Just days after four people on Long Island were attacked, another incident involving dangerous dogs was seen in Nassau County.

Police said that two pit bulls got out of their fenced yard and chased a group of kids on Friday. Officers who responded to the scene were also charged at by the animals.

Officers discharged one shot, but did not strike the dog.

Emergency service officers eventually tranquilized the dogs using a dart, police said. The pit bulls were returned home and then removed by the Town of Hempstead Animal Control.

No injuries were reported.

Friday’s incident follows what happened in Lakeview on Tuesday when a 16-year-old boy was attacked by the dogs while walking on Parkside Road and Cedar Road, police said. He suffered injuries to his left arm.

Minutes later, a 54-year-old woman was attacked while walking on Pinebrook Avenue and Parkside Road, police said. She also sustained injuries to her left arm.

Then not long after, Janelle Manning, 24, was walking on Pinebrook Avenue and Tyler Road when she said the dogs came out of nowhere and lunged at her.

Finally, Kashina Sylvester, 29, was in front of 33 Clinton Ave., when she was attacked by the pit bulls, police said. She suffered injuries to her face, both arms and left shoulder.

Anyone with information in regards to Tuesday’s attacks is asked to call the Fourth Precinct at (516) 573-6400.

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