Police are continuing to investigate after a man and his dog were attacked by another dog in the West Branch neighborhood of Newark.

The incident happened at 10:35 a.m. Sunday on East Mill Station Drive, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.

The victim was walking his dog when he was approached by another dog, which was running loose after escaping from a yard on nearby Delram Drive.

The attacking dog first went after the victim’s dog, Rubin said. When the victim intervened, he was bit on his leg.

Passersby jumped in to help break up the fray.

The victim was treated for his injuries, and his dog was taken to an animal hospital. The dog survived, Rubin said.

The attacking dog was taken into custody by the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare and remains in quarantine, Rubin said.

Newark’s animal control officer, Donna Vickers, is investigating the incident. As of Monday afternoon, no charges had been filed.

Rubin said information about the breed of the dogs was not available Monday afternoon.

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