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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance Sunday after being bitten while trying to break up a dog fight.

Police say a 36-year-old woman who lives in the 1000 block of E. Center St. was leaving her residence when her three dogs accidentally ran out the door. One of the dogs - a pit bull mix - ran to another dog that was on the sidewalk and the two began fighting.

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A 35-year-old woman driving by saw what was happening and stopped to help break up the dogs. Police say that’s when the pit bull mix “bit her on the arm, hand and leg.”

She was taken by ambulance to Olmsted Medical for treatment. Police say she apparently received stitches on her arm for one of the bites.

A spokesman says the owner of the dog that bit the woman is cooperating and has placed the animal in quarantine while the incident is investigated.

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