2 children in car seats hospitalized after dog attack in Lancaster

The Associated Press

LANCASTER — Police say two children have been hospitalized with serious injuries after being attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania.

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Police say a 66-pound pit bull terrier broke through a fence in Lancaster Monday and attacked the children in a nearby minivan, still secured to their car seats.

Police say the children’s mother was able to pull the dog from the van with help from several people in the area. Responding officers found the children had already been transported to the hospital and the dog had been secured by its owner.

The two children, a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, are reported in serious but stable condition.

Lancaster Police Lt. Bill Hickey says the dog is “quarantined.” He says the attack is still under investigation.