Child dies after being attacked by a dog in Frederick Co.

A 2-year-old boy is dead after being attacked by a dog in Frederick County, Maryland, on Tuesday evening.

The boy had played with the dog all day on Tuesday in Brunswick, Maryland, but as he and his family were leaving a relative’s home, the dog attacked him, Brunswick police chief Kevin Grunwell told WTOP.

The dog is a pit bull and mastiff mix, and is now being held in quarantine.

When officers arrived at the home in the 400 block of West B Street at around 5:15 p.m., they found the boy suffering from a dog bite. While the boy was being treated for his life-threatening injuries, he went into cardiac arrest.

He was flown to Frederick Health Hospital but later died.

The boy was from Fauquier County, Virginia, and was visiting Frederick. Police have said he won’t be identified due to his age and out of respect for the family.

An investigation is underway. So far, no charges have been filed, police said.

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Kyle Cooper

Anchor and reporter Kyle Cooper, has been with WTOP since 1992. Over those 25 years Kyle has worked as a street reporter, editor and anchor. Prior to WTOP Kyle worked at several radio stations in Indiana, and at the Indianapolis Star Newspaper.

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