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11-year-old boy recovering after pit bull attack

The home where an 11-year-old Palmdale boy was attacked by a pitt bull is seen in this file photo.

April 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An 11-year-old Palmdale boy is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after his family's pit bull attacked him.

It happened Friday afternoon at a home on the 37600 block of Baro Circle.

Authorities say the dog turned on the boy, then bit him in the face and tore his lower lip in half.

The boy was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries. No word yet on what, if anything, will happen to the dog.