UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A woman was attacked and killed by her own dog Thursday afternoon in Lehigh County, police say.
The Upper Macungie Township Police Department said the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. at the woman’s residence on Spring White Drive.READ MORE: SEPTA Says 'Good Faith Negotiations' Continue With Union As Clock Ticks On Contract Expiration
Police identified the woman as Lisa Green.
Police say they found the dog attacking Green on the rear deck of her residence. Police say officers approached the boxer-pit bull mix and secured it.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Overbrook
Green was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital Center where she was pronounced dead.
The 3-year-old dog was tranquilized at the scene and taken to Lehigh County Humane Society where it will be euthanized.
After the dog is euthanized, it will be sent for testing in an effort to determine a cause for the attack.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Officials Say 65% Of Employees Received COVID-19 Vaccine As Of Tuesday
The case is being investigated by Upper Macungie Township police, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and the Pennsylvania Dog Warden.