Toddler in critical condition after dog attack

The neighborhood where police say a dog attacked a toddler, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A toddler is seriously injured after being attacked by a dog early Saturday morning.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the 1100 block of Lay Boulevard in Kalamazoo.

Police said the 2-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries in the attack. The child was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital after the incident and has since been transported to a children’s hospital in Ann Arbor.

The toddler was dropped off to be watched by a friend of the family, authorities said. The child’s mother tells 24 Hour News 8 that there were other children and adults in the home at the time, but police say the toddler was alone with the dog before the attack.

Details leading up to the dog’s attack were not immediately available. The dog, which police identified to 24 Hour News 8 as a pit bull, was taken away from the residence by Animal Control.

Anyone with information on the attack is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.