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Child injured at Rose Rudman Park

Released by The Tyler Police Department:

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - At 10:15am on May 12, 2011, a five year old child was riding his bicycle in Rose Rudman Park.  The child was accompanied by his mother, also riding a bicycle.  The pair were riding on the trail behind Lowes when a pit bull "came out of nowhere" and knocked the child off his bicycle.  Officers at the scene believed the pit bull was not being aggressive, but was being playful with the child.

The child was attended to by paramedics with East Texas EMS.  The dog scratched the child, but no biting occurred.  The child also suffered minor scratches from being knocked from his bike.  The child was not transported for medical treatment and was released to his mother.

Animal Control responded and took custody of the dog.  The dog was wearing a collar with the name "Titan" on it.  No other information was on the collar.

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