A 19-year-old Abington woman was injured Tuesday afternoon trying to stop her two pit bulls from attacking a neighbor’s dogs, police said.
About 1:25 p.m., police were called to the 1200 block of Thompson Road in Roslyn for a report of a woman being attacked by a dog.
A neighbor was walking his dogs when two pit bulls escaped from their fenced yard and attacked the neighbor’s dogs, police said.
The owners of the pit bulls, including the 19-year-old woman, tried to stop the attack when one of the dogs locked its jaws on her arm.
Police said a “good Samaritan” tried to pry the dog loose with a two-by-four when the second pit bull charged the people.
A police officer fired his service weapon at the second dog, striking it twice.
Police said the officers gained control of both pit bulls, and with permission from their owners, the dogs were euthanized by the Abington Township animal control officer.
The wounded woman was taken to Abington Hospital to be treated.
Police and the Montgomery County Department of Health were continuing to investigate the incident.