Toddler in hospital after dog attack

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Lamar County toddler is in the hospital, recovering from injuries after being attacked and bitten by a dog Friday afternoon.  The incident happened about 5 p.m. inside a residence near Richburg Road, according to Lamar County sheriff Danny Rigel.

He says the 7-month-old was bitten in the face by a pit bull.

The child was taken by private vehicle to the hospital, where surgery was performed.  Rigel says the child's injuries are not life-threatening.

Rigel says the dog has been quarantined and he isn't sure what provoked the attack.

He says the child's parents and the dog's owner were roommates.

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