Pennsylvania State Police were called to investigate a coyote bite in the Brokenstraw Township area of Warren County last weekend.
Rouse Marketing Coordinator Emily Whitaker said a Rouse Home employee was walking to a vehicle when she was bitten on the leg by a coyote early Sunday morning.
"The employee received immediate medical attention at Warren General Hospital, and is subsequently undergoing precautionary treatment," Whitaker said. "In response, the Rouse is working directly with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania State Police to ensure that no future incidences occur. The Rouse will continue to work with these organizations, along with others in the Irvine and Brokenstraw area who have previously reported coyote sightings."
According to police, the coyote was reportedly seen walking in circles in the parking lot early Sunday morning.
Troopers returned to the area Sunday evening and shot and killed a coyote after a search of the grounds. The coyote was turned over to the Game Commission and did not test positive when tested for rabies.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Office Supervisor Terry Wills cautioned that it may not be the one involved the incident.
"We're not sure if it's the one that bit the person or not," he said. "I don't think people need to be alarmed or panicked over this incident, just keep their eyes out."
Wills said if residents see a coyote that is acting abnormal or aggressive to get away from it and call the Game Commission's regional office in Franklin at 814-432-3187 as soon as possible.
"It's a very rare event when they attack a person," he said. "They don't attack people normally."