RUMFORD — A woman and her teenage daughters were attacked Wednesday by a neighbor’s pit bull and treated at Rumford Hospital, police said.

Police got a call at 10:25 a.m. from an Erchles Street resident who said a pit bull was attacking a neighbor and not letting go of her leg, Chief Stacy Carter said in a news release.

He said a preliminary investigation revealed the dog had gotten out of its house and was running loose.

It went to a neighbor’s home, where it bit a 17-year-old girl, then bit her 18-year-old sister. The girls’ mother attempted to intervene and was also bitten.

A neighbor grabbed the dog and held it down until police officer Brad Gallant arrived. The dog is being held for quarantine at a local animal shelter.


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