PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Pit Bull attacked and bit a mailman along his route Tuesday.

It happened in the 3500-block of Fleming Avenue in Brighton Heights.

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The mailman was walking toward a house when the dog came out of a gated area and bit him on the calf.

He suffered a puncture wound, which also has some swelling and bruising. He was treated at the scene.

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Coincidentally, this happened during national dog bite prevention week.

Officials say nearly 6,000 mail carriers across the country were bitten last year and that homeowners are responsible for restraining their dogs.

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