6-year-old Tennessee boy mauled by pit bull

6-year-old Tennessee boy mauled by pit bull

July 28th, 2014 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

A 6-year-old Blount County boy was rushed to an area hospital after being mauled by a pit bull Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The attack occurred about 4:30 p.m. at residence off Burnett Station Road, near the Blount-Knox County line, Blount County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Marian O'Briant said.

The boy, whose name has not been released, suffered severe injuries to his ears, she said. He was transported by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available.

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