GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police say a man and woman are severely injured after being attacked by a pit bull.

Officers were called to a Glen Burnie apartment about 5:30 p.m. Friday and found a 57-year-old woman in the entryway suffering from dog bites. As officers approached the woman, a pit bull ran from a landing and tried to attack the woman. Police distracted the animal, but when it tried to attack the officers, one stunned it with an electronic device, killing the dog.

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Officers then found a 53-year-old man who also had dog bites. Both were taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where police said they were undergoing surgery.

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Officers say the victims’ injuries are severe, but not life-threatening.

Police say the victims were dog-sitting for one of their children.

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