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ATLANTA –  Authorities say a metro Atlanta toddler was killed in a dog attack Wednesday while his mother was in the bathroom.

FOX 5 reports that the unidentified 2-year-old boy was attacked by a family dog that had been in the family for eight years.

Neighbors told the station they heard the mother’s screams as she ran out of the house and began rolling around on the ground.

The mother, whose identity was not released, was so distraught that she was taken to an area hospital for observation, FOX 5 reports.

A Fulton County police detective said the attack appears to be accidental and it is unclear whether charges will be filed.

It was unclear whether the dog would be euthanized.

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