PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are investigating an incident in which a woman was allegedly mauled to death by her own dogs in North Philadelphia.

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According to police, the victim’s husband called 911 at about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday evening to say that he came home to find the family’s dogs attacking his wife in the 400 block of West Carey Street.

“There was a lot of blood… There may have been a struggle because the house appeared to be in disarray,” said Chief Inspector Scott Smalls.

Police responded to the residence and secured the family’s five pit-bulls in one room.

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The victim, a 50-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

SPCA Animal-control officers were called to the scene to remove the dogs.

“Homicide is going to investigate, the scene is going to be processed and tomorrow the medical examiner will do a full autopsy to determine the cause of death,” said Smalls.

This incident remains under police investigation.

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