Letter carrier stung by swarm of bees in Phoenix

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Bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Bell Road. By Jennifer Thomas Bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Bell Road. By Jennifer Thomas
Bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Bell Road. By Jennifer Thomas Bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Bell Road. By Jennifer Thomas
Bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Bell Road. By Jennifer Thomas Bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Bell Road. By Jennifer Thomas
Bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Bell Road. By Jennifer Thomas Bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Bell Road. By Jennifer Thomas
Bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Bell Road. By Jennifer Thomas Bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Bell Road. By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Fire Department was called to the area of 60th Street and Bell Road Friday afternoon after a swarm of bees was reported.

The bees were swarming in the attic space of a townhouse near 59th Street and Aire Libre Avenue.

A letter carrier was stung multiple times while on his route. Firefighters say the man was stung possibly up to 100 times. He was taken to a local hospital where he is recovering.

Firefighters sprayed foam on the beehive.