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Pit bulls fatally shot after attacking Henry Ford Hospital nurse

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By RON SAVAGE
MyFox Detroit Reporter


DETROIT (MyFox Detroit)
-- A nurse walking to work at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit was attacked by two pit bulls Saturday morning on Pallister Street just outside the hospital grounds.

Yolanda Denise Neely was sleeping in her apartment across the street when the dogs attacked the nurse.

"It woke me up that morning.  They shot about nine to ten times."

Detroit Police officers and Henry Ford Hospital armed security both responded.  The officers intervened and said when the dogs turned on them, they both fired shots killing the two dogs.

Henry Ford Hospital has released the following statement.

"While another employee who witnessed the attack came to her aid immediately, Henry Ford Security Police and Detroit Police officers also swiftly responded.  The officers were forced to fatally shoot both dogs when the dogs turned on them.  Our employee was treated for her injuries and is expected to return to work in the coming weeks.  Our hospital campus is a safe environment for the thousands of employees and patients who work and come here for their medical care every day."

The hospital also sent an email advising employees of the attack.

"They sent an email like a public service to all the employees to let them know it had happened and to tell them keep your eyes open and you should be aware of your surroundings, basically," said Dianne Weilend.

She parks off hospital property when she comes to work at Henry Ford.  She said she feels safe, but is always aware.

"I've seen dogs running loose here a few times over the years.  Basically if I see them, I don't get out of the car," said told us.  "I'm not going to get out if I think a dog's running loose."

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