DALLAS — A 6-year-old boy was hospitalized after being bitten by a dog Thursday afternoon, and the animal's owner is now facing charges, Dallas police said.
Police said the incident happened around 3:15 p.m. in the 3400 block of Timberglen Road.
According to police, the boy was exiting a school bus when the dog left an apartment and bit the 6-year-old. Police said the dog's owner, identified as 31-year-old Daneka Black, "failed to secure" the animal.
Police said the boy was transported to a local hospital with a serious injury and is currently stable.
Police said Black was arrested and charged with attack by a dangerous dog resulting in serious bodily injury, a felony.
Dallas city councilwoman Cara Mendelsohn said on Twitter that the boy was still in surgery as of 9:45 p.m.
"Please join me in praying for a young boy who has been seriously mauled by a dog in @CityOfDallas. I'm told he is currently in surgery and today is his birthday," Mendelsohn said in a tweet.
Further details on the incident were not immediately released as the investigation continues.