Baby bitten by dog during Triad Park ceremony

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A baby girl was bitten in the mouth by a Doberman during this morning’s ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, according to the The Winston-Salem Journal.

An unidentified woman with a child about 6 to 8 month old — the child could crawl but not walk — said she asked the owner of the dog to let the baby approach the dog. The woman said that the dog’s owner said it was OK.

The dog then bit the baby in the mouth and the woman screamed. Emergency workers who were nearby rushed the child by ambulance to the hospital.

However, R.V. Wakefield, who identified himself as the dog’s owner, said that he told the woman not to let the baby approach the dog.

Law-enforcement officials were questioning the dog’s owner and interviewing the woman with the baby. The woman could be overheard telling authorities, “The dog just lurched right at her face.”

The attack came during speeches associated with the unveiling of a beam from World Trade Center Tower 2 at the Carolina Field of Honor, a veterans memorial at Triad Park.

Source: The Winston-Salem Journal

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