Man seriously injured protecting his dog from attack in Eastpointe

Police issue ‘vicious dog at large’ citation

Man seriously injured in dog attack in Eastpointe
Man seriously injured in dog attack in Eastpointe

EASTPOINTE, Mich. – Police said a man trying to protect his dog from an attack in Eastpointe has been hospitalized.

The incident happened at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 11) near the corner of Ash and Lambrecht streets.

“I saw the cops pull over there and I was wondering, what was going on. I said I’m going to go back and look and see what’s going on,” Alvin Shue said.

Shue said he walked just a couple of feet to the scene.

“I went over there and I saw a guy with his bloody arms, both of them. He was just screaming, hollering and everything,” Shue said.

Police said a neighbor’s pit bull attacked the man while he was walking his own dog in the area.

Eastpointe police did issue the pit bull’s owner a “vicious dog at large” citation. Police said that requires the owner to put down the dog.

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