Pit bull attacks woman, runs after police shock it with a Taser

A Lincoln woman was attacked by her 2-year-old pit bull early Tuesday after the dog became aggressive toward her husband, Lincoln police said.

About 12:45 a.m., police officers went to a home north of 31st and Holdrege Streets to investigate a report of a dog attack.

A 25-year-old woman said she had grabbed a bat to protect her kids from the family’s white pit bull, Zeus. The dog bit her hand, chest and leg.

As the dog grabbed onto her leg, she hit him with the bat multiple times, police said.

Officers arriving at the house saw the dog attacking the woman on the porch of the house and shocked the dog with a Taser. The dog then ran south from the home and had not yet been found by midmorning, police said.

Officials say that if Lincoln residents spot the dog, they should call animal control at 402-441-7900. Children should be instructed not to approach the dog.