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Woman attacked by dog at People's Park on Sunday evening

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APRIL 22, 2014

A man set his dog on a 22-year-old female at People’s Park on Sunday evening, police said.

About 7:30 p.m., the victim, who is unaffiliated with the campus, was in the park’s basketball court when an argument ensued between her and a group of people sitting on the lawn south of the court, according to a UCPD crime alert released Tuesday. Police said one of the men approached the victim, kicked her arms several times and pushed her out of the park, onto Dwight Way. The man then allegedly commanded his dog to bite the victim, and the victim suffered a bite to her arm. The woman was able to escape from the dog and was later treated at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

UCPD officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

According to the crime alert, the suspect is described as:

A white male, 6 feet in height, 180 pounds, in his early 30s and with shoulder-length blond dreadlocks. He had a triangle tattooed on his chin, another triangle under his left eye and three dots tattooed down his nose. The suspect’s dog is described as a tan-colored pit bull.

Alison Fu is a news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @alisonfu_.

APRIL 23, 2014