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Dog to be euthanized after attacking 73-year-old mailman

July 24, 2023
2020 05 14T180203Z 1 LYNXMPEG4D1WQ RTROPTP 3 USA POSTOFFICEFILE PHOTO: A United States Postal Service (USPS) truck is seen in the rain in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly


A 73-year-old United States Postal Service mail carrier has injuries to his face, feet and arms after being attacked by a pit bull in North Highlands Friday, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says the attack happened near the intersection of Roseville and Walerga Roads.

Deputies say the man was delivering mail when the dog attacked him.

“The owner of the dog intervened and attempted to halt the attack,” deputies said in a press release. “After witnessing the incident, a passerby promptly called 911 and tried to help the mailman.”

The man was taken to safety before law enforcement arrived. First responders arrived on the scene to treat injuries to both the mailman and the owner of the dog. It’s unclear what injuries, if any, the dogs owner sustained.

The mailman was taken to the hospital and will not need surgery for his injuries after the attack, according to officials.

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