Pitbull put down after fatal attack in Bell County, Kentucky

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42, was arrested and charged with harboring a vicious animal after two of his pitbulls attacked and killed Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66, in Kentucky on December 24, 2017.

The Bell County Sheriff's Department says it received a call at 10:20 a.m. reporting the attack on Highway 66 in the Wiser Branch area of Arjay. One dog was killed at the scene, the other was captured later in the afternoon and put down.

His brother rushed outside when he heard the commotion and was able to distract the dogs long enough to allow Johnny to rush inside and grab a pistol.

The sheriff urged residents to be on the lookout for the injured dog. "Under no circumstances are you to engage this unsafe animal".

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The victims' will be released after their family is notified, investigators said.

The husband suffered injuries to his head and arm while fending off the two animals while Lorraine Saylor died shortly after the attack.

A man was severely injured and a woman was killed in a savage pit bull attack Sunday, according to to authorities. The dogs belong to a man being held in jail on domestic violence and other charges.