Two boys were attacked by a pit bull in Prince George’s County on Monday, and the owner of the dog has been charged with violating the county’s ban on pit bulls, police said.
County police said a 6-year-old boy and his 13-year-old cousin began to run after encountering the unleashed dog about 5:15 p.m in the 11600 block of Cosca Park Drive in the Clinton area.
The dog chased the boys, and the 6-year-old was bitten just as he reached his house, police said. They said the older boy tried to pull the dog off and that it bit him as well.
Two neighbors went to the boys’ aid and got the dog away from the house, police said. Police said the dog was not at the scene when officers arrived.
The boys suffered face and arm wounds, police said.
Police said they located the dog and its owner Tuesday.
In a statement on the county police blog, police said the owner was arrested and charged with violating the county’s ban.
The owner was identified by police as Drew Byron Street, 20, of Cosca Park Drive. He could not be reached Tuesday for comment.
The dog was placed in the custody of animal control authorities, police said.