The attack occurred around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

By Christine Pelisek
June 10, 2021 04:17 PM
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New Jersey police are investigating the death of a three-year-old New Jersey boy who fell from a window at his home and was then mauled by his family's dogs in the backyard.

The Elizabeth Police Department said they were called to the home on the 400 block of South 5th Street around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Union County Prosecutor's Office press release.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was taken to the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries about an hour later.

Investigators determined the dogs were owned by the family and were inside a fence in the backyard when the attack occurred.

An animal control organization was able to secure the dogs and take them to another location.

The investigation is ongoing.

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No criminal charges have been filed at this time, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Prosecutor's Office Detective Richard Acosta at 908-347-0404 or Detective Michael Tambini at 908-472-4301.