Father attacked by pit bulls while shielding daughter

December 4, 2012 7:56:54 AM PST
A Long Island father is recovering from bite wounds after shielding his daughter from a pack pit bulls.

Police say three pit bulls ran out of an open gate at 17-year-old Nyisha Banks' home on Maplewood Drive in New Cassel Monday.

The 44-year-old victim stepped in front of his daughter and was bitten on the arms, legs and torso.

A 16-year-old who tried to help was also bitten on the knee.

Both victims fought off the dogs until Banks and a second juvenile came and removed the dogs, placing them back in the house.

The victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The child was not injured.

Banks and the second juvenile are charged with reckless endangerment.

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