A vicious dog attack on a four-year-old girl in the Bronx district of New York City has been captured on a surveillance camera.

The pit bull ran across the street and latched onto the terrified toddler who was out walking with her mother on Sunday afternoon.

The whole attack was captured by a security camera at a nearby store.

Several bystanders ran over and eventually managed to tear the animal off.

“The dog was biting her,” witness Eduardo Candelier told WNBC. “The girl was crying, she was going crazy.”

The child was treated for small puncture wounds to her right arm and right leg.

The owner of the pit bull, who turned up after the attack, was issued with a summons for letting the dog off its leash.

But there are no plans to have the animal put down.

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