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6-year-old seriously injured after bitten by dog in Dallas; dog's owner arrested, police say

According to police, the boy was exiting a school bus when the dog left an apartment and bit the 6-year-old.
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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.

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