Baby killed after being bit by dog

A newborn baby in Independence was killed Thursday after being bit by a dog, authorities said.

The 11-day-old baby was bit on the head by the family's Siberian husky around 12:30 p.m., said the Star Tribune.

Emergency medical workers attempted to save the baby but were unsuccessful, according to WCCO.

The Siberian Husky Club of America says that huskies are known to have a "delightful temperament" and be "gentle and friendly", the Star Tribune reported. They do, however, have strong predatory instincts and should be supervised around small animals and children.

The dog has been quarantined and is being tested for rabies, said WCCO. Within 10 days it will be euthanized.

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