Pit bull attacks, kills small dog in Fredericksburg

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(WJLA) - Authorities in Spotsylvania County are looking into a dog attack in which a pit bull killed another dog while it was being held by a person. reports that the attack happened late Sunday morning on Hastings Court in Fredericksburg. Spotsylvania County Sheriff's officials say that the pit bull got out of his owner's yard and started attacking a small dog being walked nearby.

The owner of the small dog tried to pick up her pet, but officials tell the site that the pit bull snatched the dog out of her arms and continued the attack.

Officials say that the pit bull was captured and will be quarantined for the next two weeks.