4-year-old Mauled by Pit Bull in Dothan

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a 4 year old boy was critically injured after being mauled by a pit bull in a Dothan neighborhood.

The attack happened yesterday afternoon at a home on Ussery Street.

Dothan police said the canine attacked Caleb Hunter Woods' head, lacerating his face and neck.

The boy was taken to Southeast Alabama Medical Center - his condition was not immediately available.

Police are trying to determine what provoked the attack. Animal control officers seized the dog and place the animal in a local shelter.

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