A pit bull broke loose in an Akron neighborhood Wednesday evening and bit three people, including two children, sending all of them to area hospitals.
According to Akron Police, the attacks happened around 8 p.m. near the intersection of Dietz and Stanton avenues on the city's east side.
Police reported several children were playing outside when the dog got loose. Most of the children jumped on the top of cars to avoid the dog.
But a 6-year-old and 14-year-old were not so fortunate. Police said the 6-year-old suffered serious bites to his head, leg and buttocks, and was taken to Akron Children's Hospital.
A 14-year-old boy and an adult tried holding down the dog until its owner arrived, but both were also bitten and taken to area hospitals.
The owner came to get the dog after the dog warden allegedly refused a police request to capture the animal.
Brown was cited for letting the dog run loose. The dog remains in the area. The dog had no collar and was not on a leash.