Pit Bull Attack

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A seven-year-old Fort Lupton-area boy is recovering today after suffering serious injuries in a pit bull attack.

The dog attacked the unidentified boy while the two were playing stick at the child's home last night.

Weld County Sheriff's Commander Rick Bauer says the dog suddenly turned on the boy, nearly cutting off his left ear and cutting his

The boy was rushed to the emergency room of a Greeley hospital, where a doctor described the injuries as ``serious.''

23-year-old David Vasquez of Fort Lupton was ticketed for unlawful ownership of a dangerous dog. Vasquez had taken the dog over to the boy's house to visit.

Sheriff's officials seized the animal after the incident.

Vasquez is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.