Dog mauls toddler to death in Brooklyn; man arrested

The police have arrested a man in connection with the dog-mauling death of a young boy in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

NYPD officers responded to a 911 call just before 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday about a child attacked by a dog inside 358 East 17th Street.

Cops found the 19-month-old boy with bite wounds to his neck and shoulder, police said. The boy was also bleeding heavily. The family dog was already confined to a room.

EMS rushed the toddler to Maimonides Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Cops on Wednesday arrested Vernon Foster, 30, of Brooklyn, and charged him with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

The Emergency Service Unit took custody of the dog and brought it to Animal Care and Control where its fate will be decided, police said.

Police sources told FOX 5 News that the boy was home alone with an older brother at the time of the attack.

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