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Glen Ellyn Man Cited After Pit Bull Attacks Toddler

An 11-month-old child was bitten in the face Monday by a 2-year-old pit bull Terrier.

UPDATED: Sept. 5, 3:25 p.m.

A Glen Ellyn man was cited for failing to have a dog inoculated for rabies and failing to obtain a dog license after an 11-month-old child was bitten Monday by the man’s pit bull Terrier, said.

The child is recovering from facial injuries received in the attack, said Glen Ellyn Deputy Chief Bill Holmer. Police were called to a home in the 100 block of South Park Boulevard at 5 p.m. Monday for the report of a dog bite. The child was taken for medical treatment before police were called.

The dog’s owner, Justin Wolter, is a relative of the child and the family members lived together in the home where the incident occurred, Holmer said.

Police said the attack occurred while the child was on the floor near the dog’s food.

The Glen Ellyn Police called DuPage Animal Control, which took custody of the 2-year-old pit bull. Officers cited Wolter for failing to obtain a dog license and failing to have the dog inoculated for rabies.

The dog was euthanized and was sent for testing, said Kerry Vinkler, director of DuPage County Animal Care and Control. The dog tested negative for rabies.

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