ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) – A 17-year-old male was critically injured Wednesday after a pit bull bit him.
According to Arlington police, the teen was trying to break up a fight between two pit bulls when one of them turned on him and attacked him, causing severe injuries.
The male was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital from a house on South 8th Street.
Police investigated the incident and do not expect to file any charges, but animal control took the dog that bit the teen into custody.
According to police, there were five pit bulls in the house and the teen’s sister operates a dog-sitting service for pit bulls.
The pit bull that bit the teen apparently had some history, police said. Last year, the teen was training the pit bull and kicked the dog when it would not comply with his commands, according to police. The dog then began acting in an aggressive manner towards the teen.