Large, rabid raccoon captured, euthanized in Arlington after biting, scratching young child

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Arlington officials say a raccoon they believe bit and scratched a young child on Fountain Road Wednesday afternoon has tested positive for rabies. Read more.
Arlington officials say a raccoon they believe bit and scratched a young child on Fountain Road Wednesday afternoon has tested positive for rabies.

In a statement, Police Chief Julie Flaherty and Director of Health and Human Services Christine Bongiorno described the 4:15 p.m. incident involving a child under 5:

An on-scene investigation determined that the child was in the…
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