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TV news crew attacked in Rhode Island, woman's pit bull bites reporter


A Rhode Island TV station says a woman threw a rock, waved a baseball bat and urged her dogs to attack a news crew reporting on a kindergarten graduation party shooting.



WLNE-TV reports that its cameraman and reporter were on a street and seeking to speak with the mother of a victim after a teenage boy turned himself in to police. The girl was shot in the back and is recovering.


Video shows the mother, Melissa Lawrence, throwing a rock at them, wielding a baseball bat, screaming "Get away from me," and then directing her two pit bulls to attack them. The dogs are shown biting reporter Abbey Niezgoda (niz-GOH'-dah) on her forearm.


WLNE says Niezgoda received a tetanus shot.


A telephone listing for Lawrence could not immediately be found.

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