This is the horror-movie moment a young woman shuffles into a lift while a pit bull ferociously tears at her flesh, filling the elevator floor with pools of blood.
The incident was filmed in the lift at the Brisas closed complex, in the neighbourhood of Prados, in the municipality of Cucuta, in the Colombian department of Norte de Santander, on 17th March.
Following the shocking dog attack, the 25-year-old woman is recovering from serious injuries in hospital in Cucuta, which is the capital of Norte de Santander.
In the footage, the victim is seen shuffling her body along the floor and into the lift in an apparent attempt to seek help.
Meanwhile, the pit bull continues to bite and yank at the woman’s flesh, causing pools of blood to form on the lift floor.
She manages to hit a lift button and crawls out when it reaches the floor.
According to local reports, the woman was helped by security guards and was subsequently taken to hospital with injuries to her neck, arms, hands and legs.
The news site El Informador said the dog was owned by another resident in the building and was without a muzzle.
Other reports did not state who owned the dog, but said it was in the victim’s apartment with her when it suddenly attacked her.
Police spokesperson Arvey Davila said: “She was tying one of her shoes when the dog began to bite one of her arms. As she was alone, and given the strength of this animal, she decided to leave the apartment and go to the elevator.”
The police confirmed that the dog was without a muzzle in the apartment.
The victim will reportedly undergo surgery on her neck, arms, hands and legs.
The dog, which had never been involved in an attack before, was seized by the local authorities to undergo several days of behavioural tests before deciding on the next course of action.