An elderly woman was “brutally attacked” by a large dog in Long Beach Monday, officials said.
Long Beach firefighters returning from a call of service noticed the defenseless woman being attacked by the dog around 4 p.m. on the 3700 block of East 5th Avenue.
The firefighters engaged the dog and prevented further injury.
The woman was taken to the hospital.
One of the firefighters suffered puncture wounds to his wrist and forearm. He was treated at a hospital and released.