POSTED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 7:47pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 7:54pm
FORT WORTH, Texas — An 18-month-old boy is hospitalized in the Fort Worth area after pit bulls in his family's backyard attacked him.
A spokesman for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office says authorities were called to a home near the town of Lakeside Monday afternoon. The wounded boy was quickly found and taken to an area hospital, where he remains in serious condition.
Spokesman Terry Grisham says the boy's grandfather keeps seven pit bulls at the home. At least four dogs are believed to have attacked the boy outside the home.
No one has been charged in the attack.
One neighbor was taken into custody after a scuffle outside the home. Grisham says several neighbors have expressed anger about the dogs, but authorities are still investigating whether there have been previous attacks.