PRINCETON (AP) -- A pack of dogs attacked a 73-year-old Wayzata man out for a Fourth of July walk on a rural road, dragging him into a ditch and then attacking a sheriff's deputy who came to help.
Kwack Der suffered more than 100 puncture wounds in the attack.
He told Isanti County investigators he was walking near his son's home in Princeton on Tuesday when five boxers attacked him.
''These dogs were dragging this guy across the road into the ditch,'' said Isanti County Sheriff's Sgt. Russ Monson. He was ''on the ground. He had no ability to fight back. You can't fight five dogs.
''If nobody would have passed by, he was at very great risk of dying there, of getting killed.''
A day later in St. Paul, a Rottweiler attacked a 7-year-old girl and then attacked the girl's sister when she tried to help. Authorities said the 7-year-old was bitten on the face, shoulders and arms and the 14-year-old was bitten on the right shoulder and left leg.
''She got her face tore up, I mean tore to the bone,'' Paul Vang, 19, said of the younger girl. Vang lives next to the alley where the girls were attacked around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The 7-year-old was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where she was listed in serious condition Wednesday night. The older girl was treated and released. They are from St. Paul.
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