PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A mother and son were bitten by a pit bull in the city’s Kensington neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
It happened at about 7 p.m. near Coral and Firth streets. Authorities say the dog bit the child in the leg and then bit the mother as she tried to help her son.READ MORE: Federal Agents Descends On Hindu Temple In Robbinsville After Lawsuit Alleges Human Trafficking, Forced Labor
Police also say the father hit the dog with a hammer to free the boy.READ MORE: Maple Shade Volunteer Fire Department Unexpectedly Shut Down
Animal Control officers were called to the scene and took the dog away.MORE NEWS: Sesame Will Have To Be Identified On Labels Under New Allergy Law Signed By President Biden
Details on the boy’s condition or his mother’s have not yet been released.