By Wakisha Bailey

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.

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The son tried to get control of the dog. The dog in turn attacked him biting mostly his arm.

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Police say the dog is a pit bull.

Man, Mother Attacked By Their Own Dog In Kensington: Police

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.

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Police say the son is right now undergoing surgery on his arm.

Wakisha Bailey