Madison Police Shoot Fox After it Attacks Two on Longview Avenue


MADISON, NJ - Police shot a fox that attacked two people shortly after 9 a.m. today on Longview Avenue.

According to reports, Caroline Malia, 23, was knocking on the front door of the residence where she babysits when she was approached by a fox, which she initially thought was a large cat. The fox began to attack her legs. Hearing her screams, neighbor John Hamilton ran over and freed the animal's hold on Malia. The fox bit Hamilton on the hand as he threw it against the family car.

Madison Police Sgt. Dennis Lam and Officer Matthew Mirabella were dispatched to the scene where they discovered the animal and ultimately destroyed it. Both victims were treated by the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Madison Fire Department who transported them to Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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The Madison Health Department was also dispatched along with the Millburn Animal Control who is contracted by Madison Borough. The animal is currently being tested for rabies. 

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