Nurse steps into action, saves child being attacked by dog in Durham

— A nurse stepped into action and recently rescued a child from a dangerous dog attack.

Lindsey Michno is a nurse at Duke Regional. She was inside her home on Stennis Way in Durham when she heard screaming outside.

“I heard screaming, and I just ran out the front door,” Michno told WRAL in an exclusive interview.

Michno said she didn’t think twice about jumping in to save the 11-year-old girl who was walking home from the bus stop when the bull terrier started biting.

Lindsey Michno

Michno said she saw the dog attacking the girl on the curb. As she jumped into action, things turned more violent when the nurse pulled the dog away.

“She was laying down this way and the dog was over here,” Michno said. “You can see all the bite marks and bruises on her arms.

“He (the dog) was calm for a few seconds and then he was going after me.”

Michno was finally able to throw the dog into a neighbor’s van to get it under control. The 11-year-old girl has a few bite marks but she told us off camera she’s going to be all right.

Site of dog attack in Durham

“It was purely a response,” Michno said. “Fight or flight, got a handle in the situation. I was the only one around, and I did what I think most people would.”

As for the dog that broke free from its chain, neighbors said Durham County Animal Control now has custody of it.

Published at Fri, 15 Nov 2019 03:34:21 +0000