Man, dog attacked by pit bull in Varina

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Frightening moments for a Henrico man walking his dog Tuesday morning.

Police tell us the man and his dog were attacked by a pit bull that got loose from a nearby yard. The attack happened on Wood Mill Drive in the Varina area of Henrico County.

The man pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the pit bull several times to fend it off. Animal control arrived and took the dog to the vet.

Its owners say the pit bull has been aggressive in the past. Due to that and the animal's injuries, the pit will be euthanized.

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