Chainsaw and 2x4s used to ward off dogs mauling handyman in metro Detroit

Posted at 9:28 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 14:39:50-04

A man is in the hospital after being attacked by two dogs at a home in Inkster.

It happened in the 2200 block of St. Michael.

Witnesses say the man was working on a backyard fence when two dogs got loose from a neighbor's house, with one of them getting under the fence to attack the man.

At one point, the victim tried to get into the house, but he was followed by one of the dogs.

The witnesses tried to get the dogs off the man, attacking them with a 2X4 and a chainsaw.

The dogs were back in the neighbors yard when police arrived, but one of them tried to attack an officer. Witnesses say the officer shot one of the dogs. It is not clear if that dog was killed.

The handyman suffered wounds to his arms and legs and lost a lot of blood. His exact condition isn't known.

The owner of the dogs had no comment.