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Boy Bitten by Coyote in Lincoln Park, Police Say

The boy was bitten multiple times, according to police

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A 5-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was bitten multiple times by a coyote on Wednesday afternoon, Chicago police said.

According to authorities, the boy was attacked by the animal in the 2400 block of North Cannon at approximately 4 p.m.

The coyote then ran northbound from the location, and the boy was transported to Lurie Children's Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Fire officials said the boy was bitten on the head.

Several coyote sightings have been reported in both the Old Town and Lincoln Park neighborhoods on Chicago’s North Side.

The attack occurred near the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. According to witnesses on the scene, museum-goers were told that a "coyote was wandering around" the property and to be vigilant.

There is no further word on the boy's condition, and Chicago police and officials from Animal Care and Control and are on scene.

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