AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – Authorities say a 10-year-old boy is hospitalized after being attacked by a dog at a home in Washtenaw County.

The attack happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 8800 block of Stoney Creek Road in Augusta Township, just south of Ann Arbor.

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The child had broken bones in his arm and wounds to his face, but was able to get to a neighbor’s home for help. An off-duty firefighter helped the boy before an ambulance arrived.

“When we got there, the dog had been contained and we focused on the child’s injuries,” Joyce Williams, a spokesperson for Huron Valley Ambulance, told WWJ’s Charlie Langton. “We transported him to the U of M Mott Hospital in unstable condition.”

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Reports described the dog as a pit bull and the family pet.

The child’s current condition is unknown.

Police say the incident remains under investigation.

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