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Family dog mauls 5-year-old

Posted August 25, 2009 6:54 p.m. EDT
Updated August 26, 2009 2:59 p.m. EDT

— A 5-year-old boy was attacked Tuesday afternoon by his family's Rottweiler, authorities said.

Daniel Reason suffered multiple bites to his head and torso, his mother, Heather Reason, also had bites on her legs, authorities said.

The boy was in surgery Tuesday evening at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, and his condition was unknown.

Wilson County Sheriff's Office animal control officers took the dog into custody while the incident is investigated, authorities said.