Pit bull attacks woman and her 2 teen daughters in Rumford


RUMFORD — A woman and her teenage daughters were attacked Wednesday by a neighbor’s pit bull and treated at Rumford Hospital, police said.

Police got a call at 10:25 a.m. from an Erchles Street resident, who said a pit bull was attacking a neighbor and not letting go of her leg, Chief Stacy Carter said in a news release.

He said a preliminary investigation revealed the dog had gotten out of its house and was running loose.

It went to a neighbor’s home, where it bit a 17-year-old girl, then bit her 18-year-old sister. The girls’ mother attempted to intervene and was also bitten.

A neighbor grabbed the dog and held it down until police officer Brad Gallant arrived. The dog is being held for quarantine at a local animal shelter.

Rumford police say a dog attacked two girls Wednesday morning on Erchles Street. (WGME photo)