(THV11) — JESSIEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Garland County officials said they have found a Bull Mastiff dog that bit and killed a 5-year-old boy in Jessieville. He had been on the loose until Monday afternoon.
The incident happened at a home Saturday about noon. A police report said the boy was throwing a temper tantrum at a family friend's home over putting on a pair of shoes. While a woman was trying to calm him down, the dog came from another room and attacked the child.
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"The dog possibly attacked because he felt threatened," explained Deputy Scott Hinojosa.