Police say 2 dogs attacked delivery driver in northeast Iowa

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa (AP) — A delivery driver was hospitalized after being attacked in La Porte City by two dogs that also attacked a postal carrier, police there said.

The attack happened Wednesday morning after the dogs — described as a pit bull mix and a bichon — escaped their fenced backyard and ran down a FedEx driver, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported. Police Chief Chris Brecher said the woman suffered significant bites and tears before she was able to escape to her vehicle. She was later taken to a hospital for treatment.

The dogs also attacked a letter carrier, police said. It was unclear whether the letter carrier suffered any injuries.

One of the dogs was hit by a car as officials chased the animals and had to be euthanized. The dogs' owner, who returned home after the attacks had occurred, helped officials corral the other dog, which is now being held in quarantine.

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