Brooklyn boy mauled by family's pit bull

April 4, 2010 8:23:39 PM PDT
A 3-year-old Brooklyn boy was seriously injured when he was mauled by the family's pit bull. Police say it happened just before 1 p.m. Sunday in the boy's Bensonhurst home.

Police say the boy, who was bit in the face, was rushed to Lutheran Hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition. Police did not say what provoked the attack.

The boy's name was not immediately released.

Police say the dog was removed to New York City Animal Care and Control.