Police are investigating a dog attack in Shady Side that left three women with injuries Sunday evening.
At 8:33 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to the 4900 block of Filbert Drive in Shady Side for an aggressive animal, according to a release. When police arrived, they found three females suffering from dog bite injuries.
A 29-year-old woman suffered non life-threatening injuries after being bitten on her arm. She was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment.
Police said an investigation revealed the woman went to pet a 2-year-old pit bull/Labrador mix on a cable leash in the front yard of a home. The dog then bit her and a 15-year-old female who attempted to stop the attack. The dog was able to slide out of its collar and cause a minor injury to the 15 year old, before it ran off.
A 56-year-old woman also intervened, and sustained a “very minor injury” before the dog ran off, police said. Both the 56 year old, and the teen were treated at the scene.
The owners of the dog were able to contain the animal until Animal Control Officers arrived on scene, and took possession of the dog. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.