PD: Pit bull seriously injures boy in Buckeye

BUCKEYE, AZ - A young boy was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after being bitten by a pit bull in Buckeye.

The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. near 6th Avenue and Maricopa Road.

Buckeye police lieutenant Jared Griffith said reports suggest two children may have been attempting to pull a dog bone from the animal's mouth when both kids were bitten.

Griffith said one of the children sustained serious injuries to his arm area and was transported by helicopter to a local hospital for treatment. 

Officials said the dog was secured at the home.

Griffith said Buckeye police and animal control are investigating the incident.

There is no further information at this time.

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