Vincennes Police Department investigating after man ‘viciously’ attacked by three dogs

Vincennes Police Department, File Photo
Vincennes Police Department, File Photo

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – The Vincennes Police Department is investigating after a 63-year-old man was hospitalized after he was attacked by three dogs Wednesday morning.

The Vincennes Police Chief, Dusty Luking, stated officers were called to the area of 4th and Depot just before 9 a.m.

Both Vincennes Police and Indiana State Police found the injured male in the gravel by the railroad tracks just south of the 400-500 block of Depot. Three dogs were seen leaving the area of the injured person.

The 63-year-old was taken to the hospital for bite marks to his arms, legs and head. He then had to be flown to Evansville.

Officials were able to pick up the three dogs and they were taken to the Vincennes Animal Shelter.

Chief Luking stated there were two females and a male Can Corso “Italian Mastif” and that the owner was out of town.

“The attack was a very vicious and perhaps the worst seen in this area for quite a long time,” Chief Luking explained.

This is an on-going investigation and potential charges include failure to restrain dog and harboring an unimmunized dog.

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