Man in His 70s Attacked by Dogs

Neighbor saw two dogs dragging the victim, who is in his 70s

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012  |  Updated 6:43 PM EDT
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A man was seriously injured after being attacked by two guard dogs as he walked to work in Northeast Washington Tuesday morning.  Darcy Spencer reports.

Darcy Spencer

A man was seriously injured after being attacked by two guard dogs as he walked to work in Northeast Washington Tuesday morning. Darcy Spencer reports.

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A 74-year-old man was attacked by two dogs on his walk to work Tuesday morning.

The guard dogs apparently escaped from a fenced-in area at Towing Pros & Recovery, located in the 400 block of 36th Street NE, reported NBC4's Megan McGrath.

During the attack, a neighbor heard his own dog barking, and looked outside to see two other dogs dragging something. At first he thought it was a dead animal, until he heard the victim screaming.

The neighbor let his own dog out to scare the attacking dogs away and ran toward the two dogs that were attacking the victim. Another neighbor grabbed a shovel while another grabbed a bat to try to fight off the dogs. The dogs were finally cornered by authorities in an alley.

The dogs were Cane Corsos. Their owner received a citation for police for having unrestained dogs. That carries a $50 fine.

The victim, who lives in the 400 block of 36th Street NE, is in fair condition at MedStar, with lacerations and a broken arm.

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