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2 Dogs Bite 7 People, Including 5 Juveniles

For Immediate Release: November 16, 2022

On November 15, 2022, seven people, including five juveniles, were treated at the hospital after being bit by two canines in Atlantic City.

At 3:41 PM, patrol officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Baltic Avenue for a report of dogs attacking numerous people. Officer John Bell arrived on scene and located two loose canines and several injured individuals.

Preliminary reports indicate two juveniles were walking their dogs in a fenced-in area in the 1300 block of Baltic Avenue when the dogs encountered a third dog. The dogs became aggressive towards each other prompting them to break free from the juveniles. Without warning, it appears the dogs then turned on the juveniles and began attacking them. Additional juveniles and adults became involved in an effort to assist the juveniles from being attack. The dogs then turned on them as well.

A City of Atlantic City employee that works in the city’s Engineer’s office held down one of the dogs until animal control arrived and contained it. In total, two adults, ages 37 and 62, and five juveniles, ages 10, 13, 13, 15, and 17, were bit by the canines.

The victims were all transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the attack. Both canines were eventually contained and remain in the custody of animal control pending the outcome of the investigation.

Alert sent on 11/16/2022 at 7:35PM EST


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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