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Apr 16, 2013 1:35 PM by Ian Auzenne (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

Police: Pit Bulls Attack Mailman and Officer

Eunice police say they shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked a mailman and a police officer. The incident took place Saturday afternoon in the 800 block of Alexander Street. Police say two pit bulls ripped the mailman's bag away when he first encountered them. Officials say the mailman tripped as he tried to back away from the dogs and was bit in his arm and leg after falling.

Police say when they arrived, the pit bulls became aggressive towards them and bit an officer. Officers fired several shots, striking one of the dogs and scaring the other away. They add the wounded dog tried to attack them again, prompting an officer to fire the fatal shot. Investigators say a total of six shots were fired at the dogs. The second pit bull was captured later that afternoon by animal control officials.

The mailman and the injured officer were transported to a local hospital and treated.



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