Dog attacks 4 people, including two Jehovah's Witness missionaries; one seriously injured

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- A dog attacked and injured two Jehovah's Witness missionaries on private property in Arlington Tuesday as they were trying to share their faith, and two other people were injured trying to restrain the animal, authorities said.

One victim, a 76-year-old woman, was seriously injured.

City of Arlington spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said the attack occurred in the 6500 block of 204th Street NE at about 12:26 p.m., as the missionary team showed up unannounced at a home to share their faith.

The 76-year-old woman was rushed to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett with serious injuries. A 40-year-old woman was taken to Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington with minor injuries.

Also taken to Cascade Valley Hospital with minor injuries were a 63-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man.

The dog, believed to be a pit bull breed, was released to the Arlington Police Department, and the dog's owner requested that it be euthanized, Banfield said.

Police did not immediately release details of how the attack occurred.