Police: Four people bit by out-of-control dog

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- Bullhead City police say a dog owner ended up in the hospital and three other people were bitten while trying to break up a dog fight.

Police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt says emergency crews arrived at a home Saturday afternoon in response to a call about multiple dog bites.

The dogs' owner, 66-year-old Jeanne Hardy, was bit on her arms and had to be taken to the hospital. Her brothers and a neighbor were also bitten.

Police say the biting dog was extremely aggressive when an animal welfare officer went to pick it up for a mandatory quarantine. It tried to bite officers and nearly freed itself from two catch poles, so officers used stun guns to place it into a kennel. The dog later died.

Police say the owner had a total of four unlicensed pit bulls.