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Essonne: an aggressive mastiff killed by a neighbor after injuring four people


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1:56 p.m., August 16, 2022

Sunday around 3 p.m., this man heard “cries of distress” coming from a neighboring apartment. Upon entering, he finds that four women are injured and that an American Staffordshire Terrier type dog is out of control, detailed a police source. Unable to calm him down, the neighbor grabbed a knife and “cut the animal’s throat”.

A resident of a building in Grigny, Essonne, killed an attack dog on Sunday that was attacking four young women in a neighboring apartment, a police source told AFP on Tuesday. Sunday around 3 p.m., this man heard “cries of distress” coming from a neighboring apartment. Upon entering, he finds that four women are injured and that an American Staffordshire (amstaff) terrier type dog is out of control, detailed the same source. Unable to calm him down, the neighbor grabbed a knife and “cut the animal’s throat”, according to the same source.

No vital prognosis committed for the victims

The young women, born in 1999 and 2003, are injured for one in the left arm, for the other in the right hand and left arm, for the third in the lip, according to this source. The most seriously affected was bitten on the breast and had a torn finger. All were taken to the hospital, with no life-threatening consequences. The stabber was not injured by the dog.

The amstaff “lived with the girlfriend of the owner” of the animal, absent at the time of the facts, it was specified from the same source. An investigation was opened and entrusted to the Juvisy-sur-Orge police station, according to another police source.



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