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Jogger attacked by dog in Davidsonville

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A man out jogging was attacked by a dog that police believe had been trained to fight.

On Monday at 1:27 p.m., a 23-year-old man was jogging near Davidsonville Park in the 3000 block of Patuxent River Road when he saw a man handling three dogs on retractable leashes, police said.

One of the dogs was able to get free and attacked the jogger.

During the attack, the handler fled with one of the three dogs, leaving the other two behind.

The jogger was eventually able to run away and call police. He was later taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center and was treated for wounds to his arms and legs.

According to the jogger and other witnesses, at least two of the dogs had been fighting at some point.

Animal Control responded and were able to find one of the two dogs, described as a white, brown and black American Bulldog mix.

The dog had visible wounds indicative of having been in a dog fight and was bleeding.

The second dog fled the area but was located and confined in a wooded area by a citizen. The dog was extremely aggressive and had to be tranquilized by Animal Control officers. The dog, described as a white and black American bulldog mix, also had wounds suggesting it been in a fight.

The dog later died en route to Animal Control.

The dog handler who fled the area is described as a black male in his mid 20's with some facial hair, wearing a green jacket, sunglasses and a Green Bay Packers hat that was recovered at the scene. He was possibly seen leaving the area in a gold-colored Dodge minivan with white logos on the sides traveling south on Patuxent River Road.

Anyone with information on the location of the third dog or on the identity or whereabouts of the dog handler that fled the scene is asked to contact Animal Control Officer Serena Beckner at 410-222-8900 ext. 3008.

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