Neighbors rescue mailman after large dog attacks

DETROIT, Michigan (WPVI) -- Residents of a Michigan neighborhood ran to the aid of a mailman as he was attacked by a large, aggressive dog.

Video taken from a nearby car shows the dog take hold of the Unites States Postal Service worker, and not let go.

WDIV-TV reports, neighbors rushed to help the postal carrier. One woman repeatedly struck the dog with a broom, and another Good Samaritan threw a trashcan on top of the dog and even tried hitting it with a wheel lock - but nothing seemed to have an effect.

Finally, someone got a leash and pulled the animal off, allowing the mailman a window to escape into a nearby vehicle.

The video shows the dog resting in the road, until it sets its sights on the neighbor with the broom. The neighbor narrowly avoids the dog, getting into a house just in time.

The postal worker was hospitalized and is now recovering from his injuries.

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