A toddler was killed and two adults were injured in an attack by the family dog, police in Rhode Island said Friday.
Police responded to an East Providence home at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday for a report of a disturbance and learned that a 15-month-old child had been bitten by a dog, East Providence police said in a Facebook post.
Officers found the toddler with significant injuries and began life-saving procedures. The girl was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence where she was pronounced dead.
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The two adults were taken to Rhode Island Hospital for injuries sustained while trying to stop the attack, police said. No names were released.
The dog, described by police as a pit bull-type breed, was injured and was later euthanized. Police did not know of any prior violent incidents involving the dog.