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Rockville: A wolf attacked two women, a boy with rabies

City officials announced Friday that a wolf who was killed after attacking three people in Rockville, Maryland on Thursday, had tested positive for rabies.

Wolf that was killed After attacking three people Officials in Rockville, Maryland, announced Thursday that they have tested positive for rabies.

A wolf attacked a 59-year-old woman and her dog around 10 am on Thursday around Windsor Court. 12-year-old boy on Upper Watts Branch Road on Nelson Street and College Parkway; And a 39-year-old woman around Redland and Geather roads, the town said in a statement.

The three people were treated and released from their injuries. The dog is placed in quarantine.

Rockville Police said they found a coyote along West Good Drive at around 4:45 PM, and that the wolf charged an officer.

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

They found the wolf with a thermal camera and set it aside.

Rockville asked anyone who might have had contact with the coyotes to contact the Montgomery County Health Department at (240) 777-1755 to talk about what to do next.

Rabies is fatal to people if left untreated.

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