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Rottweiler bites local child

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HINDS COUNTY - JACKSON -

A local child was sent to the hospital after police say he was bitten by a neighbor's dog.

It happened on Springfield Circle in Jackson just before 5:00 Saturday evening.

Witnesses say a nine-year-old boy walked into his neighbors yard, and their pet Rottweiler chased him out of the yard, ultimately biting him on his leg.

The dog's owner tells us the Rottweiler is pregnant, and the boy was told many times to stay away. The boy's mother says he just walked into the yard to ask a question.

Jackson Animal Control will keep the dog for several days, according to the owner.

The boy was taken to the hospital. His mother says she plans on pressing charges. No word yet on if the owner received any citations.

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