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Brunswick woman injured trying to separate dogs

A 50-year-old Brunswick woman is recovering from injuries suffered Monday while attempting to break up a fight between two pit bulls.

Brunswick police Sgt. Chris Spencer said officers responded to a call at 1:27 p.m. Monday in the 3900 block of Magnolia Drive and found the woman with “substantial” injuries on her left arm caused by her brother-in-law’s pit bull.

The woman told police she tried to intervene in a fight between her dog and brother-in-law’s dog at which time the brother-in-law’s pit bull turned and attacked her. Spencer said the woman had excessive bleeding from bites and scratch marks on her arm.

She was transported by Brunswick EMS to Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights, and later was flown to MetroHealth Medina Center in Cleveland, where she was listed in good condition Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said.

Spencer said the woman had been watching her brother-in-law’s dog for several months. The dog was returned to its owner, who lives in Strongsville, after the incident.

“There is no danger to anyone,” Spencer said.

The case is being reviewed by city Prosecutor Matthew Lanier to determine whether any charges will be filed.

Spencer said the woman’s identity was being withheld while the case is under review.

Contact reporter Halee Heironimus at (330) 721-4012 or hheironimus@medina-gazette.com.

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