EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (STMW) — A 9-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday evening in East Chicago, Ind., the Post-Tribune is reporting.

Detective Terrance Fife said officers received a call at 4:49 p.m. that a boy was walking in the 3500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue when he saw two pit bulls coming toward him, and one of them attacked him as he ran.

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The dog bit the boy on the right knee and left ankle, causing severe lacerations. The boy was taken to St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Fife said.

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The dogs escaped from a nearby yard and were captured by their owner, who returned them to his house, police said.

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