UPDATE: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m. – Police have located the dog in yesterday’s dog bite incident at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. No further information has been released.
The City of Falls Church Police Department seeks information concerning a dog bite incident that occurred on Friday, January 18 at about 4 to 4:30 p.m. on the playground of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (601 S. Oak St.). The victim was attacked and bitten on the leg by a dog that was running loose on the playground. Two men were allowing the dog to run without a leash when the offense occurred, according to a police news release.
The dog is described as a black and white (mostly white) medium-sized short-haired dog, possibly a “Pit Bull” Terrier or similar-looking dog.
One of the men with the dog is described as a white adult male, approximately 6 feet tall, trim build, possibly with neatly-trimmed gray hair, wearing a knee-length topcoat and dark sunglasses. The other man with the dog is described as a white adult male.
The men and the dog left the area after refusing to give any information to the victim, according to the news release. The victim may have to be given rabies inoculations if the dog is not located. If you have any information about the dog or its owners, please contact the City of Falls Church Police Department immediately at 703-241-5050.