One man is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Just after 9 pm Sunday night, two men were involved in a verbal argument in the south alley of 2900 El Cajon Blvd in North Park.
According to police, the 27-year-old suspect had his pit bull with him and threatened to release it on the other man.
The suspect followed through with the threat taking off the dog's collar; it then attacked the 50-year-old victim biting him several times.
The victim was transported to the hospital suffering bites to his arm and face.
Police took the suspect into custody for felony assault.
The dog was then taken away by The San Diego Humane Society.