A newborn baby has died in northeast Ohio after being attacked by the family dog as she was lying in a bassinet, police said.

The 3-day-old girl suffered bite marks and scratches and was pronounced dead Monday at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren Township Police Lt. Don Bishop said. Police believe the husky mistook the child for a stuffed animal.

Bishop said the infant's father left the room briefly and discovered the attack when he returned.

Fire Chief Kenneth Schick said the baby was in full cardiac arrest when the rescue squad arrived.

The animal was taken by the Trumbull County dog warden.

Police are investigating the accident. The family's name has not been released.