American Bulldog Jumped Fence, Attacked Woman in Miami Gardens: Police

The dog bit her in the scalp, shoulder and hand

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    A 62-year-old woman was rushed by air to Jackson Memorial Hospital after an American Bulldog attacked her in Miami Gardens Friday, police said.

    The woman was visiting a friend when the dog jumped a fence and bit her in the scalp, shoulder and hand. The owner, who tried to pull the bulldog back, also received puncture wounds, Miami Gardens Police Sgt. Bill Bamford said.

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    Animal control is en route to the scene at 18430 NW 42nd Place, Bamford said.

    Stay with and NBC 6 South Florida for updates on the victims’ conditions.

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