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Fayetteville woman attacked by pit bulls

Posted August 2, 2010 6:10 p.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville woman was hospitalized Monday after being attacked by pit bulls.

Phyllis Ward, 47, told police she was walking on Patton Drive, near Grooms Street, when two pit bulls attacked her.

Ward suffered multiple bite marks and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

When officers arrived, one of the dogs tried to attack and was shot, police said.

The animal was later found dead in a nearby woods. The dog had no identification tags and was picked up by animal control officers.

Police were still looking for the second dog Monday afternoon.