72-year-old attacked by pit bulls in Mandeville dies from injuries

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MANDEVILLE, La. (WDSU) — A 72-year-old woman has died after the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office said she was attacked by her two pit bulls Thursday afternoon at her home in Mandeville.

The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that the woman succumbed to her injuries Friday at a hospital on the Northshore.

Deputies responded to a home in the 600 block of Chevreuil Street around 2:15 p.m. Thursday after a resident called to report his 72-year-old neighbor was being attacked by her own two dogs, according to the sheriff.

When deputies arrived at the home, the attack was still going on.

As they made entry into the residence, the dogs turned their attention from the woman and began attacking the deputies, who were forced to use lethal force, killing one of the animals, according to the sheriff’s office. The second dog fled the home.

According to the sheriff, after rendering medical care to the woman, which included applying a tourniquet to stop the bleeding, the deputies went out to locate the second dog.

It was found outside a nearby residence.

The sheriff said the dog came after the deputies who were again forced to use lethal force, killing the second dog.

The neighbor sustained bite wounds to his arm and was treated by emergency medical personnel at the scene, and a child at the residence received superficial wounds trying to stop the attack, but was not bit, according to the sheriff.

By: WDSU Digital Team

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