Police: Woman in her 80s suffers permanent disfigurement after dog attack

An 83-year-old woman experienced permanent disfigurement after being attacked by two pit bull mixes, according to the Tacoma Police Department.

The attack occurred at 2:37 p.m. Monday at 4300 South Thompson Street.

The woman, who lives in the area, was walking when two pit bull mixes knocked her down and bit her. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but permanent disfigurement, and was taken to Tacoma General Hospital.

Police believe the dog owner lives in the area and was not home when the dogs got free.

The owner learned of the attack and fled the area with the dogs, according to police.

The Tacoma Police Department is continuing to investigate. The owner could face charges depending on the outcome of the investigation.

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