Baltimore County police officers shot and killed one pit bull and captured another Friday evening after at least one of the dogs attacked the animals' owner earlier in the day.
At about 2:40 p.m. Feb. 22, police responded to the 7600 block of North Point Road in Edgemere for a report of an injured person, according to a statement from spokesman Officer Shawn Vinson.
Police determined the injured woman was attacked by at least one of her pet pit bull dogs. She suffered serious injuries and was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment.
Both dogs ran off after the attack. Police officials alerted neighbors in the area of the possible danger of the two dogs—one white, the other brown—running loose in the Edgemere-Fort Howard communities.
Police and Animal Control employees searched the area for the dogs. About five hours later, the white dog was found in the 8200 block of North Point Road. The dog continued to exhibit aggressive behavior and was shot and killed by officers, according to the statement.
A short time later, the brown pit bull was found and captured by Animal Control personnel, who will hold the animal pending an investigation.
The condition of the dogs' owner is unknown at this time.
Vinson said police officials would provide updates on the situation as more information becomes known.