Two pit bulls attacked and seriously injured a woman Wednesday morning in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, then attacked a man and woman who came to her rescue, police said.
Police and medics responded to the scene, near Beacon Ave South and South Cloverdale Street, at about 10:30 a.m. after receiving several 911 calls about a woman being attacked by two pit bulls.
Meanwhile, a man who was there was able to get the 28-year-old woman away from the dogs and into his car for safety.
Two other people, a woman and a man, also were attacked as they tried to help the first woman and corral the dogs, said Drew Fowler of the Seattle police.
When officers arrived, they located and captured the two pit bulls. One of the dogs later got loose and had to be recaptured, reported KOMO News’ Mark Miller from the scene.
Officers are now looking for the dogs’ owner, said Patrick Michaud of the Seattle police.
Medics treated the first woman at the scene and then took her to Harborview Medical Center with multiple serious dog bite wounds, including injuries to her head.
The two other victims were treated at the scene – the woman for a bite wound and the man for a cardiac issue.
The dogs eventually will be turned over to Seattle Animal Control, which will be assisting with the investigation. In accordance with standard policy, the animals will be quarantined and monitored following the attack, police said.