FLORIDA -- UPDATE: A Santa Rosa County spokesperson has identified the breed of dog involved in Saturday's attacks in East Milton as a member of the American pit bull family.
Joy Tsubooka said the dog that sent four people to the hospital after a series of biting incidents and was later stabbed to death is also being tested for rabies.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office has released new information in connection to a dog attack that sent four people to the hospital Saturday morning.
According to the Sheriff's Office, an argument broke out at a residence in the 9300 block of American Farms Road Saturday morning.
"The dog became irate due to the yelling occurring at the home," according to a release.
When a resident attempted to put the dog outside, the dog bit the first victim. Some time later another resident let the dog back inside, when it then bit another resident.
The dog was then put back outside only to be let back in a short time later, when it again began biting people in the home. According to the sheriff's office, it was at this point that the dog was cornered and stabbed to death.
One of the four patients was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital by air, two others were transported to Sacred Heart by ambulance, and a fourth was sent to Santa Rosa Medical Center by ambulance. The current condition of the residents is unknown.
Santa Rosa County Animal Control responded to the scene and took the dog from the residence.
Four people were injured Saturday morning after a dog attack in East Milton, according to Santa Rosa County officials.
Officials received a call at 8:11 a.m. about a dog attack in the 9300 block of American Farms Road. Officials from Harold and East Milton fire departments, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office and EMS responded.
One of the four patients was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital by air, two others were transported to Sacred Heart by ambulance, and a fourth was sent to Santa Rosa Medical Center by ambulance.
According to officials, the dog is now dead.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
(Pensacola News Journal - Jan 25, 2015)