5-year old attacked by family dogs

LEXINGTON PARK, MD –On Friday, June 7, 2019 at approximately 7 p.m., Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 48000 block of Leeward Circle, Lexington Park, Maryland for a reported animal bite.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 5-year-old child was playing inside the residence, when the 5-year-old child was attacked by the family Rottweiler.

During the attack, a second family Shar Pei Mix began to attack the child. The dogs continued to attack the child until members of the community were able to enter into the home and remove the child from the dogs’ grasp.

The child sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 7 to Children’s Hospital in Washington DC.

Animal Control responded and took possession of the dogs. The case remains under investigation.

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