CHILLICOTHE, MO – A small child was reportedly air-lifted to Children’s Mercy Hospital, after Chillicothe Police responded to reports of injuries caused by a dog bite.

Monday evening, Police arrived on scene at the 300 block of Mansur Street, according to a press release.  Officers say, the dog had bitten the child in the face, causing severe injury.  A report indicates the dog was properly restrained, and the dog’s owner had warned a parent accompanying the child of the dog’s dislike of children.

The animal will be quarantined for 10 days during the course of a continuing investigation.  the child’s identity has not been released.