JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) _ Johnston police say a 2-year-old local boy was attacked and bitten in the face by his family's pit bull, which is now under quarantine while officials decide its fate.
Police say the dog attacked the boy Tuesday at a home on Anita Road, after the child pulled on a blanket it was lying on.
The boy suffered puncture wounds to his cheek and nose and scratches on his face. He was treated at Hasbro Children's Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The dog is being held at the North Providence Animal Shelter under a 15-day quarantine. Police say it doesn't appear the dog had ever attacked anyone before.