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Police: Pit Bull Attacked Mail Carrier

Postal Service employee suffered multiple bites when dog attacked her on the 1500 block of Elayne Street last week. Owners cited.

Police: Pit Bull Attacked Mail Carrier


A postal worker suffered multiple injuries when she was attacked by a pit bull terrier in the Northeast section of the city Thursday afternoon, Bethlehem police said.

The mail carrier, who was not identified, was attacked by the 70-pound dog as she delivered to the 1500 block of Elayne Street, police said. She suffered bites to her face, arms, hands, chest and leg.

She was taken to St. Luke’s University University Hospital in Fountain Hill, treated for her injuries and released, police said.

The dog's two owners were given citations. Nelly Santiago, 46, was cited for not having the dog registered and for failing to have it confined. Hector Vazquez, 21, was charged with failing to have a dog license and not having the dog vaccinated. Both Santiago and Vazquez live at 1552 Elayne St.

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