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Police searching for dogs involved in attack on two other leashed dogs Friday morning in Middletown

Police say 3 pitbull or pitbull-mixed dogs that were running loose attacked 2 dogs that were leashed, injuring both. One of the dogs that was attacked has died.
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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Update, 4:50 p.m.:  Middletown Police say one of the dogs that was attacked this morning succumbed to its injuries. The other dog is expected to live.

The owner of the dog involved in the attack that was captured has been located, according to police. 

The two remaining dogs (both believed to be pitbull or pitbull mixes), have yet to be located, police say. 

Police believe that due to the thorough search done by officers this morning, along with the lack of sightings from residents, the remaining dogs are no longer running at large -- though this can't be confirmed at this time, they say.  

The investigation continues into this matter and anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two remaining dogs or their owners are asked to contact Middletown Police at 717-558-6900. 

Previously

Police in Middletown are searching for a group of large dogs that were responsible for an attack on two smaller dogs Friday morning in the area of Spruce and East High streets.

The alleged attack occurred around 7:20 a.m., according to Middletown Police. It involved three large pitbull or pitbull mix dogs, who attacked two smaller dogs that were leashed, police say.

Both of the dogs that were attacked were injured, and one is not expected to survive, according to police.

The attacking dogs were running loose at the time, with no owner in sight, police claim. One of the dogs, which is gray in color, was caught and turned over to responding officers, according to police. 

The other two dogs are believed to still be running at large, police say.

The dog in custody has no identifying tags, nor was it microchipped, according to police. 

Police advise anyone who comes in contact with the remaining two dogs to exercise caution, avoid approaching them, and contact 911 immediately.

Anyone with information about the incident or the dogs' owner is asked to contact Middletown Police at (717) 558-6900.  

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