By Victoria E. Freile, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
A U.S. postal carrier was bitten by a pit bull this morning while delivering mail in northeast Rochester.
Officer Stephen Scott of the Rochester Police Department said the incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at 236 Parsells Ave. The mail carrier, a 41-year-old woman, told police that she noticed a dog barking inside the house as she delivered mail to the residence. The dog attacked her from behind after she turned to walk off the property, Scott said.
The pit bull — a 3-year-old female — grabbed the postal carrier by her right hand and pulled her to the ground, Scott said. The dog’s owner quickly pulled the dog off the woman and secured the animal. It was not immediately known how the dog left the residence.
The postal carrier, whose name was not released, suffered bite wounds to her hand. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Rochester animal control officials took the dog to be quarantined, which is standard procedure when a dog bites someone, Scott said.
Officers and animal control officers today are investigating the incident.
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