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Pit Bull Attacks UPS Driver

Posted July 24, 2007 8:32 p.m. EDT
Updated July 24, 2007 10:08 p.m. EDT

— A pit bull attacked a United Parcel Service deliveryman at a home in Orange County early Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The attack happened as the UPS worker delivered a package to a home on East Lebanon Road, northwest of Hillsborough, said sheriff's deputies.

The injured man was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. The extent of his injuries was unknown, officials said.

Orange County Animal Control workers said they seized the dog and would quarantine it for at least 10 days to determine if it has rabies.

The dog's owner wasn't home at the time of the attack, but has been cooperating, said officials.

Animal control officers and deputies are continuing to investigate to decide the fate of the dog and whether any action should be taken against the owner.