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Two Dogs Attack Man in Clinton, Neighbor Says

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UPDATE: The Clinton Police Department says the 31-year-old victim in the dog attack was transported to Mercy Medical Center and then transferred to the University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa

There is no official word on his condition at this time.

Police officials say on Tuesday night, July 2, 2013, at around 9:17, police and fire responded to the report of a person walking in the 200 block of Sixteenth Place, "that was being attacked by two large pit bull dogs."

According to police, the first officer on the scene shot both dogs to stop the attack.

The dogs then fled the area.

One dog was found a short time later in the 1600 block of Camanche Avenue and put down. The second dog that was shot was not located.

Police say the owner of the dogs has been identified by police.

The incident remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL: Witnesses are calling what happened Tuesday night in Clinton, IA. a vicious attack.

Neighbors tell us two dogs mauled a man on 16th Place in Clinton.

Kathy Boekeloo just came home from a baseball game, when she and her husband heard someone crying for help.

"You could tell he was in shock and he lost a lot of blood," Boekeloo said. "I didn't know if he would make it from here to the hospital."

Kathy told KWQC her husband tried to go outside with a baseball bat, but the dogs charged.

The man got himself up to their door, but the dogs wouldn't release him.

"We couldn't get the door open wide enough to get him in without the dogs coming with him," Kathy said.

Kathy is a registered nurse.

She says it was frustrating to know she could help the victim, but she couldn't get to him.

"I ran in the house and tied together two rubber gloves and made a tourniquet."

When police arrived, Kathy says the officers shot, and the dogs ran away.

Clinton police have not confirmed this incident, only telling KWQC they are preparing a press release.

 

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