Emergency crews respond to incident involving child and dog in Epsom

  • Emergency crews responded to an incident involving a child and a dog on Saturday. Ray Duckler—Monitor staff

Monitor staff
Published: 2/21/2021 1:07:48 PM

Local and State Police responded to an “accidental incident” between a child and a dog Saturday in Epsom.

Few other details were released. There was no threat to the public, and criminal activity was not involved, police said.

Authorities would not comment on any injuries potentially suffered inside the home.

The scene at 130 Old Town Road Ext was busy in the early afternoon, attracting two Epsom police SUVs, three black, unmarked state police cruisers, and an SUV and ambulance from the Epsom Fire Department.

State Police Officer John Sonia said the Epsom police were in charge of the matter. Sonia, after a briefing with Epsom Police Chief Wayne Preve, relayed the chief’s comments, saying, “It’s very preliminary right now, so we want to make sure that at least the public knows there is not a danger. It’s an isolated incident that appears accidental.”

Sonia referred to the child involved as a minor, but gave no information concerning the child’ gender or the child’s connection to the home or the dog.

Future communications, Sonia said, would come from Prevey as more information became available.

A neighbor said he saw a stretcher outside the home, adding that a fire truck and two ambulances left the area at about 2 p.m.

The house, hidden in the summer and fall by foliate, was visible from Old Town Road through trees Saturday. Police and rescue personnel entered and exited the house several times.

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