2 injured in Lafayette dog attack

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police confirm two people were injured after a dog attack in Lafayette Thursday afternoon.

Lt. Brian Gossard said there was a pit bull attack on the 3200 block of Townsend Drive just after noon. He said a man and a woman were injured during the attack.

Gossard said said the female has serious injuries but were not believed to be life-threatening. He said the male’s injuries were less serious.

According to police, the dog was captured and will be euthanized.

When police arrived on scene, officers had to use a stun gun on the pit bull because he was still attacking the woman.

Residents told News 18 they remember the dog being aggressive.

“The dog scared me. The dog attacked my daughter’s dog one day,” Lafayette resident Robert Warthan said.

Police said the conditions of the victims are unknown at this time.