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Chelsea Police Looking For Teens Who Lost Control Of Pit Bull

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(Photo credit: Chelsea Police)

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CHELSEA (CBS) – Police are looking for two teens who lost control of a pit bull that attacked a 2-year-old girl in Chelsea on Wednesday.

Jessica Boyd, the girl’s mother, told Chelsea police that she and her children were outside their Grove Street apartment on Tuesday afternoon waiting for a cab. They could see some teens playing with the dog when it got loose and made a charge for the little girl.

Boyd was able to get the dog off her daughter, but only after the girl suffered bite wounds on her stomach and elsewhere.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports.

“They told us before that it was a fighting dog because I had seen the dog before and I’d seen scars on him and I said, ‘Oh, has he been a fighting dog before?’ And he said yeah, but that he wasn’t going to be one anymore,” said Jessica Mejia, who lives with Boyd’s family.

Listen to the 911 call:

Police are looking for two Hispanic males aged 15-18 who fled the scene after the incident.

The dog, which was found without any identifying tags or licensing information, is now quarantined at North Shore Animal Hospital in Lynn.

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