Police: Dog in serious condition after being stabbed

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A dog was seriously injured after it was stabbed Friday afternoon.

Police say it happened on Newfield Avenue and Jefferson Street in Bridgeport.

They say a pit bull got loose from someone's yard and attacked a second pit bull being walked on a leash by its owner.

Investigators say a man took out a knife and stabbed one of the dogs.

Officials told News 12 Connecticut Animal Control was called to help the wounded pit bull, which was taken to a local animal hospital where police say it remains in serious, but stable, condition.

This was not a case of self-defense, or a justifiable use of force, police say.

Police say they were able to identify the suspect, but they need help finding him. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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