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Police seek dogs who attacked 4 in Lakeview

A search resumed early Wednesday for two pit bulls that attacked four people in a Lakeview neighborhood the previous evening, a Nassau County police spokesman said.

Officers from the Fourth Precinct and Emergency Services returned to the area Wednesday after an extensive canvassing of the neighborhood came up empty Tuesday night, the spokesman said. Patrols were also stepped up around schools at dismissal time, police said.

The two pit bulls -- one black, the other brown -- attacked a 16-year-old boy and three women, ages 54, 24 and 29, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:01 p.m. in an area west of Woodfield Road, from Pinebrook Avenue and Tyler Road on the north, to Clinton Avenue on the south, and Parkside Road on the west.

Emergency Services officers also were going door to door Wednesday, trying to find more information and perhaps the owners of the dogs, the spokesman said.

Tuesday's search included the department's Aviation Unit, the Bureau of Special Operations, Emergency Services, Fourth Precinct officers and the Town of Hempstead Animal Control, the spokesman said.

The boy, attacked first near Parkside and Cedar Road, and the 54-year-old woman, attacked about 10 minutes later near Pinebrook and Parkside, each had injuries to their left arm, police said.

The 24-year-old woman, whose right arm and left leg were hurt, was struck at 6:50 p.m., as she walked on Pinebrook and Tyler.

At 7:01 p.m., the third woman, 29, was at a Clinton Avenue residence when the pit bulls pounced; she had injures to her face, left arm, right arm and left shoulder, police said.

Each victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment, police said.

Another report of the dogs attacking another person in New Cassel Wednesday was false, police said. A man saw a loose pit bull, police said, and ran inside his house to call police but was not hurt. Police do not believe the dog is one of the two dogs that attacked people in Lakeview.

Police are asking anyone who sees the dogs to call 911.

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