Infant pronounced dead after being injured by family dog

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - An infant has been pronounced dead after being injured by the family dog on Saturday, July 29, according to a Bangor Police Department statement released on Sunday, August 6.

On the morning of July 29, Bangor police and fire departments responded to a call from a Bangor home regarding an injured infant. According to detectives, the child had been hurt by the family's Shepard mix dog.

Sergeant Brent Bealieu says the dog mauled the baby, who was just 21 days old, in his bassinet while the family was asleep.

The baby was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center, but on Sunday, August 6, Sergeant Brent Beaulieu released a statement saying, "Unfortunately, the child succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital."

The Bangor Police Department took custody of the dog, which they say will be euthanized. No charges will be filed, they said.

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