GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WUSA 9) -- On Friday, officers were sent out to 300 Highland Drive in Glen Burnie after hearing a report of two adults being attacked by a pitbull.
Within four minutes of arriving at the scene, the officers spotted a female victim in the apartment entrance suffering from multiple dog bite wounds, according to police. The pitbull ran down from an upper landing and chased the female victim again as the officers approached her, say police.
Police say prior to the dog attacking again, the officers were able to distract it. When the animal tried to attack one of the officers, the officer tased him and the dog became paralyzed.
The dog was found deceased not long after getting tasered, say police.
Police say officers rendered aid to the female victim. They found a male afterwards who appeared to be a second victim of the attack. The second victim was also suffering from multiple dog bites, say police. The officers resumed rendering aid to the victims until the fire department EMS personnel arrived and assumed care for the two victims.
The female victim, 57, and the male victim, 53, were transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where they are both receiving emergency surgery. Their injuries were considered severe but non-life threatening.
The investigation oringinally revealed that the victims were dogsitting the pitbull as a favor for one of their children. At the time it is unclear what triggered the pitbull to attack the victims. Animal Control Officers arrived and retrieved the animal.
The dog was described as an unaltered male between the age 2 and 3 year old.