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Dog injures Peabody man

A Peabody man was bitten on the face by a dog Monday night but refused medical treatment for profuse bleeding.

Peabody police chief Bruce Burke said police were summoned to the 300 block of Vine St. at 7:45 p.m. An ambulance also was summoned.

“He was under the influence of alcohol and was irate toward both police and paramedics,” Burke said. “We spoke with the owner of dog at 802 N. Olive St. Animal control was notified, and the officer quarantined the dog.”

State law requires the dog to remain quarantined for 10 days, Burke said. Burke said no citations had been issued yet.

“Any citations issued will be by animal control, and, yes, I anticipate citations will be issued,” he said.

Dispatchers said the dog was a pit bull while sending police and an ambulance. Burke said the breed of dog is not listed in the report.

Last modified July 26, 2018