NORTH MERRICK - The search for a missing pit bull allegedly involved in a vicious attack on a woman in Merrick turned up empty today.
Police say they received a call about a possible sighting of the dog this morning near the North Merrick Library. In addition, police say they have also been receiving calls about loose pit bulls in the area.
The pit bull is allegedly responsible for mauling a woman yesterday near the Brookside School on Meadowbrook Road. Police say the 62-year-old victim had just finished walking on the school's track when she was approached by two dogs that attacked her. The other dog was fatally shot by police officers.
Police and EMS units were on standby and stressed how important it is to find the pit bull. The Town of Hempstead has set up traps for the dog, which is being described as beige in color with a white underbelly.
The woman that was injured by the pit bulls is in an induced coma and in critical, but stable, condition.
Cops hunt for pit bull after attack in Merrick