Mailman attacked by dogs in Lorain

LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - A mailman attacked by dogs in Lorain.

19 Action News has learned a mailman was attacked by a pit bull and another dog in the 1800 block of East 31st around 11AM.

A post office official says the mailman - a 10-year veteran - suffered bites to the hand and thigh. He tried to use his mail bag as protection, but the dogs chewed through it and pepper spray did nothing to subdue them.

The man was treated on the scene for his bite wounds, and then taken to the hospital for treatment. No word on his condition at this time.

The dogs have been returned to their owners. Their owners will be cited.

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