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Police: 11-Year-Old Boy Attacked, Injured by Pit Bull

An 11-year-old boy who was mauled by a pit bull in Connecticut is expected to survive.

New Haven police say the child was playing in the driveway of a home when he was attacked on Friday morning. The dog was loose. It's unclear who the owner is.

Police say a passerby was able to intervene and separate the dog from the victim. The dog is in the custody of animal control.

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The boy suffered facial injuries that are considered serious but not life-threatening. He was treated at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Police say the dog's owner will likely face charges.

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