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Rockville: Coyote attacked 2 girls, 1 boy went crazy

City officials announced Friday that the coyote, which was killed after attacking three people Thursday in Rockville, Maryland, is in favor of rabies.

Killed coyote After hitting three people City officials announced Friday in favor of rabies Thursday in Rockville, Maryland.

A coyote attacked a 59-year-old woman and her dog around 10 a.m. Thursday around Windsor Court; A 12-year-old boy on the Upper Watts Branch track in Nelson Street and College Parkway; And a 39-year-old woman around the roads of Redland and Gaither, according to a report released by the city.

All three were treated and released for injuries; The dog is isolated.

Rockville police said they found the coyote around 4:45 p.m., along with West Good Drive, and charged the coyote on an officer.

The officer shot and killed a coyote that ran into a wooded area near Aster Boulevard and Carnation Drive.

They found the coyote with a thermal imaging camera and put it down.

Rockville asked anyone with contact with Coyote to call the Montgomery County Health Department at (240) 777-1755.

Rabies can be dangerous to people if left untreated.

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