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Runner dies after attack by 2 bull mastiffs

Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014

METAMORA, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit man has died following an attack by two bull mastiffs as he ran in a Lapeer County village.
    
WDIV reports Thursday that the two 3-year-old dogs mauled 46-year-old Craig Sytsma Wednesday evening in Metamora, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit.
    
Sytsma, of Livonia, died from his wounds at a hospital.
    
Police tell the television station that the dogs have been involved in other biting cases. They are being held by animal control.
   

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