PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man and his mother were rushed to the hospital after being attacked by their own dog in Kensington. The vicious attack happened at a home on East Tioga Street.
Police say just after 3 a.m. Monday, a man who lives at the home got into a heated argument with his ex-girlfriend in the basement. The dog became agitated and attacked the man’s mother, biting her multiple times.READ MORE: Person Of Interest In Custody Following Stabbing That Left Woman Dead In West Philadelphia, Police Say
The son tried to get control of the dog. The dog in turn attacked him biting mostly his arm.READ MORE: Phillies Honoring 1980s World Series Championship Team Prior To Sunday's Game Against Nationals
Police say the dog is a pit bull.
Animal control removed the dog from the home and the mother and son were transported to a nearby hospital where they are in critical condition.MORE NEWS: 2nd Street Festival Bringing Beer Gardens, Food Trucks, And Live Music To Northern Liberties For 1st Time In 2 Years
Police say the son is right now undergoing surgery on his arm.