3 Pit Bulls Attack 2 People, Teens Charged


A New Cassel teenager and a juvenile have been arrested after their three pit bulls mauled a man and bit another teen on Monday afternoon, Nassau County police said.

Police said the dogs ran free from an open gate of a Maplewood Drive home when they attacked a 44-year-old man who was walking with his daughter at 3:20 p.m. The victim shielded the girl while the dogs bit his arms, legs and abdomen.

A 16-year-old boy who heard the dogs barking from inside his home walked outside and was bitten on the knee, police added.


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Both victims fought off the dogs until 17-year-old Nyisha Banks and the juvenile came and brought the dogs back into their house, police said.

The victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment.  The girl was not injured.

Banks and the juvenile were charged reckless endangerment and released on a summons.  Banks will be arraigned Dec. 11 at First District Court in Hempstead. The juvenile will face charges in Nassau County Family Court.

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