HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYorkAP) — A 14-year-old boy was bitten by a pit bull after three people dangled him over a fence where the dog was enclosed on Long Island, police said.

Christian Siley, 18, and two other men who remain at large grabbed the boy around 7:30 p.m. Saturday in front of a home in Hempstead, Nassau County police said.

The trio dangled the teen sideways over a fenced-in area that contained the pit bull.

Police say the dog then bit the teen three times in the leg. He was treated at a local hospital and released.

Siley, who was arrested at his home on Sunday, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

Officials said Siley knew the victim but the reasons for the incident aren’t known yet.

Detectives ask anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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