dog attack
Authorities in Middlesex County are investigating the death of an infant Saturday in what is believed to have been an attack by the family dog.

At 6:17 a.m. Saturday, Woodbridge police received a call for an unresponsive baby on Mereline Avenue, according to a police statement. Authorities said the infant was "believed to have been attacked by the family dog."

Officers found the mother and the baby with serious injuries from the dog and the baby was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The mother and father were transported to the hospital for treatment, authorities said.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office did not immediately respond to questions Saturday.