Pit Bull Attacks Three Members of Family

By Clarence Williams
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:57 PM

A Gaithersburg woman and her two teenage daughters were hospitalized Wednesday after the family's pit bull attacked them in their home, Montgomery County police said.

The 35-year-old mother stabbed the dog with a kitchen knife after it bit her 15-year-old and 19-year-old daughters, said Lucille Baur, a police spokeswoman. The police's Animal Services Division, which was called to the scene, took the dog to a veterinarian for treatment and observation.

The family members, of the 10000 block of Ridgeline Drive, were taken to a hospital with wounds that did not appear to be life-threatening. The family told police the dog had been acting erratically for the past week.

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