Tenn. pit bull attacks leave elderly man dead; woman, 2 emergency workers also hurtBy AP
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Tenn. pit bull attacks leave elderly man dead
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities in Tennessee say two pit bull attacks left an elderly man dead and three people injured with dog bites, including two emergency workers.
Memphis Fire Department crews responded to the attack around noon Tuesday in a neighborhood near Memphis’ downtown.
Fire Battalion Chief Keith Staples says the 71-year-old man was in cardiac arrest after two pit bulls attacked him, suffering from severe dog bites. He died at a hospital, and it wasn’t immediately known how he died.
Staples says a 25-year-old woman also was bitten. She was in critical condition.
A paramedic and a fire lieutenant also were bitten. Both were bitten on the leg, and another had bites on his abdomen.
All were attacked by the same two dogs, which have been captured.
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