Cops: N. Fulton woman attacked by pit bull while walking by apartment

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Cops: N. Fulton woman attacked by pit bull while walking by apartment

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Sandy Springs police are searching for a pit bull and its owner after a woman said she was attacked by the dog.

Channel 2 Action News acquired the audio from a 911 call on June 9 where a manager of an apartment complex off Spalding Trail Northeast called after a woman was bit in the hand by a pit bull. Police told Channel 2 that the victim was walking her dog when a loose pit bull approached them.

Police said the pit bull started attacking her dog and then bit the woman. The pit bull was gone by the time officers arrived. The victim’s dog suffered several bites to the body, police said. Both were treated on scene.

“Dogs are required to be on a leash or be confined. They can’t be out roaming free,” Sgt. Sam Worsham of Sandy Springs police told Channel 2. “Owners can face charges and penalties for having their dogs loose.”

Others living in the apartment complex told Channel 2 they have seen loose dogs running in the area. Police believe the pit bull belongs to a resident living in the complex.

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