HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say they've charged a teenager with assault after he and two other people dangled a 14-year-old boy over a pit bull and the dog bit him.

Nassau County police say the 18-year-old man and two other men who remain at large grabbed the boy around 7:30 p.m. Saturday in front of a home in Hempstead. Officers say the trio dangled the teen sideways over a fenced-in area that contained a pit pull.

Police say dog then bit the teen three times in the leg. He was treated at a local hospital and released.

The 18-year-old was also charged endangering the welfare of a child. He's scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

Officials say the reasons for the incident aren't known yet.

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