Friday, February 17, 2017

Tennessee: Five-year-old child attacked and killed by his family's Mastiffs

TENNESSEE -- A 5-year-old child was killed in a dog attack Thursday morning in Clarksville.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to Charles Thomas Road in response to an E911 call of a child who had been attacked by dogs around 8:20 a.m.

First responders located a 5-year-old male who had extensive injuries from being mauled by the family’s two dogs.


The child was transported to Tennova Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries.

Both dogs are English Mastiffs, each less than one year old. The dogs have been placed in the custody of Montgomery County Animal Control.

Police did not say what caused the attack.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Tim Anderson with the Clarksville Police Department (931)648-0656 ext. 5132 or the TIPS line at 645-TIPS.

(Clarksville Now - Feb 17, 2017)


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