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Update: 3-Year-Old Mauled by Pit Bull in 'Stable Condition'

A 3-year-old child was flown to a hospital after being attacked by a dog in Faulkner County, according to law enforcement officials.
FAULKNER COUNTY, AR -- A 3-year-old child is in stable condition after suffering serious head injuries due to being attacked by a dog in Faulkner County, according to law enforcement officials.

The incident happened on the 400 block of Highway 365 shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday.

Officer Matt Rice said Faulkner County Sheriff's deputies had to shoot the dog, which was a pit bull.

Officials say the dog belonged to the injured child's grandfather.

The dog was chained, but it is believed that the pit bull broke loose and attached the child.

The child was flown to a hospital for treatment.

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