Police: Pit bull that attacked Teaneck girl is same dog that attacked mail carrier in 2017

Teaneck police say that a pit bull that attacked a 4-year-old girl this past Monday also attacked a mail carrier in 2017.

News 12 Staff

Dec 15, 2022, 11:19 PM

Updated 581 days ago

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Police: Pit bull that attacked Teaneck girl is same dog that attacked mail carrier in 2017
Teaneck police say that a pit bull that attacked a 4-year-old girl this past Monday also attacked a mail carrier in 2017.
Officials say that Teaneck police took a call on Monday afternoon about a child being attacked by a dog on Voorhees Street. The girl’s mother told police that the attack happened while she was trying to take her daughter out of the car seat at their home. Police say that a contractor who was working in the area heard the commotion and was able to get the dog to go away. The girl was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.
Police say that the dog’s owner was issued two summonses for “dog at large” and “registration of dog.” The dog was ordered to be quarantined for 10 days.
Officials say that this appears to be the same pit bull that attacked a United States postal worker in 2017. Police say that this attack happened on Dec. 26. This happened while the mail carrier was delivering mail to the dog’s owner.


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