Police: Two Children Mauled In Newark After Dog Rolls Down Window Of Vehicle

On Tuesday, August 10, rescue crews from Aetna, Hose Hook, and Ladder, University of Delaware Emergency Care along with Newark Police responded to the skating rink located on John F Campbell Drive for reports of a dog attack.

According to a Facebook post by the skating rink’s manager, a dog got out of a vehicle that was left running due to the heat. The dog was able to escape after hitting the automatic window button, according to the post.

On Wednesday Newark Police Lt. Andrew Rubin confirmed that a dog got loose from a vehicle and that two children were bitten. The social post goes on to say that the dog went after two young children and had to be restrained by staff and bystanders until police arrived.

The children were transported to AI DuPont by the UD ambulance with what are described as serious injuries in the post.

On Thursday we followed up with Newark Police Spokesman M/Cpl William Smith. Smith tells FSU that the dog was a mixed-breed dog. He went on to say that the children sustained injuries, one to the foot and the other to the face. The case is currently being investigated by our Animal Control Officer.