Two pit bull-type dogs attack letter carrier in Phoenix

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Worker had to escape

PHOENIX -- A female postal worker was bitten by two dogs Tuesday morning, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

The 44-year-old letter carrier was attacked as she delivered mail near 32nd Street and Campbell Avenue.

Police say two pit bull-type dogs left the rear yard of a home and attacked the letter carrier. She sustained several bites to various part of her body.

Witnesses helped the woman and the animals returned to the home.

Police were not able to make contact with the dogs' owner.

Police officers corralled the dogs in a fenced area and Maricopa County Animal Care & Control took the dogs away.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries.