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Dog owner charged in Lancaster Co. after attack on 2 children

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 17, 2017 3:41 PM
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(Lancaster) -- The owner of a pit bull that mauled two Pennsylvania children, one as she was strapped in a car seat, has been charged in the attack.

LNP newspaper reported Monday that 42-year-old Luis Oma Colon-Colon, of Pottsville, was charged with attacks causing severe injury, reckless endangering and other counts.

Police say a 2-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother suffered puncture wounds to their faces after the dog broke through a fence June 19 and attacked them.

Police had said the two were attacked in their car seats. But the family says on an online fundraising site that their son was already out of the vehicle when he was mauled.

The dog has since been euthanized.

Police say the dog bit Colon-Colon's 4-year-old grandson multiple times in July 2013.
A phone number to call him for comment could not be found.

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Information from: LNP, http://lancasteronline.com

An earlier story appears below. 

(Lancaster) -- The owner of a pit bull that mauled two children last month in Pennsylvania has been charged in the attack.

LNP newspaper reports that 42-year-old Luis Oma Colon-Colon of Pottsville was charged in Lancaster County with attacks causing severe injury, reckless endangering and other counts.

Police say a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl suffered puncture wounds to their faces after the dog broke through a fence June 19 and attacked them as their mother was getting them out of a minivan.

Authorities said in an affidavit that the dog had bitten Colon-Colon's 4-year-old grandson multiple times in July 2013. The owner had the dog euthanized after last month's attack.

Court documents don't list an attorney for Colon-Colon and a listed number for him couldn't be found Monday.

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Information from: LNP, http://lancasteronline.com

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