ATLANTA (AP & WRCB) -- Police say a metro Atlanta toddler has been killed in a dog attack.

Scott McBride, of the Fulton County police department, says the unidentified 2-year-old boy was attacked Wednesday afternoon and police are on the scene gathering details on the incident.

According to our NBC affiliate WXIA, the child's mother called police saying her child had been attacked by a dog.

Investigators tell WXIA the mother was at home with her child and the dog at about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. She said that when she left the room to go to the restroom, everything was okay, but that when she returned to the room, it was clear that the dog had attacked the child and killed him.

Officers were able to corral the dog in the bathroom when they arrived at the home, where it was kept until Animal Control arrived to take the dog.

Investigators said the dog had been a part of the family for the past eight years.

The fate of the dog is not known.