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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A Glendale woman is in serious condition after she was attacked by a pit bull on Tuesday in an apartment near 60th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
Glendale police tell 3TV that at around 3 p.m. Tuesday, they received a frantic 911 call regarding a woman being attacked by a pit bull.
Neighbor Lucio Guerra said he heard the woman's cries for help and saw others jump in to help.
"The owners were hitting the dog with a chain in the head, but the dog wouldn't get off," Guerra said.
When police arrived on scene, the pit bull was still actively biting and aggressively attacking the woman.
When an officer tried to pull the dog off the woman, the dog turned its aggression towards the officer and attempted to attack. Fearing for his life, the officer shot and killed the dog.
The 27-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital where police say she is now listed in stable condition.
"Her injuries consist of sever bite wounds to both legs, the back of the spine, and her arms," Sgt. Mark Lankford said.
The man who tried to pull the dog off the woman before police arrived was also attacked. His injuries are not life-threatening.
No officers were injured during this incident.
Police say the woman was apparently dogsitting the pit bull, but believe the dog's owner was also at the apartment at the time of the attack.