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Police: Brookville woman mauled by coyote, left 'drenched in blood'

| Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
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BROOKVILLE — Authorities are on the hunt for a possibly rabid coyote that mauled a Brookville woman, leaving her badly wounded and “drenched in blood.”

Brookville borough police say a night shift employee of an assisted living community was attacked around midnight Sunday while she was walking in the area. The Courier Express reports the animal attacked her from a nearby bush, biting her numerous times.

Brookville Police Chief Vince Markle says the Jefferson County woman was “drenched in blood” and required over 20 stitches and a rabies vaccination. He says the woman may also need reconstructive surgery.

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