Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

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A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.

Metamora Township Police say that Craig Sytsma was running on Thomas Road just south of Brauer when the two 3-year-old Cane Corsos mauled him.

Metamora Chief David Mallett said the dogs severed an artery in Sytsma's arm. He died from his wounds at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital.

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The attack happened on a dirt road approximately 100 yards from the dog owner's home. Metamora Police Chief David Mallet says a neighbor shot at the two dogs to scare them off, and one of the dogs was struck.

Police say another jogger was previously bit in the leg by dogs from the same home.

The Lapeer County Prosecutor is reviewing the Metamora police report. It will be the Prosecutor's call to determine if charges will be filed against the owner. 

The dogs are quarantined for observation. The Lapeer County Prosecutor is recommending euthanasia for both dogs.

Sytsma lived in Livonia and operated Eltro Metal Services in Oxford. He was a divorced father of three children.
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