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Dog attack stopped by man leaves baby in critical condition

January 31, 2019

PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a motorist saw a family dog attacking a 13-month-old baby and her mother on a residential street and interrupted the attack.

The Perkasie Borough Police Department says officers were called to the scene around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and found the toddler with serious bite wounds all over her body, and her mother with bite marks on her hands, arms and legs.

The baby is in critical condition at a hospital.

A female neighbor heard screams and tried to help but couldn’t get the dog off the mother and child.

That’s when the motorist pulled over and stopped the attack. He suffered a serious leg injury after falling in the ice and snow while struggling with the dog.

Police are calling him a hero.

The breed of dog hasn’t been released.

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