Pit Bulls Chase After Kids on L.I., Seized

Friday, Feb 15, 2013  |  Updated 9:55 PM EDT
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Pit Bulls Attack Teen, 3 Women on Long Island

Two pit bulls were seized from a Uniondale home after they escaped a fenced yard and chased after a group of kids.

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Pit Bulls Attack Teen, 3 Women on Long Island

Police are on the lookout for a pair of pit bulls that mauled a teen and three women in separate attacks within half an hour on Long Island. Ida Siegal reports.
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Police in a Long Island community shot and tranquilized two pit bulls after they got out of their yard and began chasing after a group of children. 

Police were called to the area of Fisher and Planders avenues in Uniondale at about 5:30 p.m. Friday when the pit bulls got out of a fenced yard, officials said. When the dogs began chasing after the responding officers, one of the officers fired a shot, which did not hit either of the dogs.

Emergency services officers were able to tranquilize the dogs using a dart, and the pit bulls were returned home, then seized by animal control.

No one was hurt in the incident. 

Police in Nassau County are still searching for a pair of pit bulls in Lakeview, about five miles away from Uniondale, where four people were attacked in a five-block area within 30 minutes Tuesday. 

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