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Esplen man stabs his pit bull in self-defense, police say

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 11:45 a.m.
 

An Esplen man fatally stabbed his pit bull early Tuesday after the dog bit him while they were playing, Pittsburgh police said.

Police said the 42-year-old man couldn't call off the dog and he stabbed his pet in self-defense about 2:15 a.m. Police did not file charges but are continuing to investigate, spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

The man refused medical treatment. Toler declined to release the man's name, saying he was a victim.

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