Pit bull involved in Plainfield attack quarantined

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PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Plainfield Police have quarantined the dog they believe bit a woman on Saturday.

During the initial investigation, it was reported that Jade Santiago, 21, was attacked by a pit bull while walking with her boyfriend on South Walnut Street. The dog reportedly took off running and Santiago was then taken to a hospital where she received 45 stitches.

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However, police now say that the dog attack actually took place within the victim’s residence and that the dog was identified as a pet belonging to a resident of the household.

Police say they were unable to locate evidence consistent to the initial report. Authorities also say the interviews with Santiago and her boyfriend revealed “several discrepancies.”

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The dog was located in Sterling and is being quarantined by animal control.

Officials continue to investigate the incident.