Beatrice police Capt. Gerald Lamkin told the paper that the teen was taken to a Lincoln hospital for injuries to his head which included a piece of ear that was bitten off.,
The dog has been quarantined at a local animal shelter for ten days.
City Attorney Tobias Tempelmeyer says if the dog is determined not to be a danger, it will be returned to its owner. If it is declared a danger, it could be euthanized or returned to its owner under certain conditions.