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Bees attack man, officer
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BEEVILLE – Two persons and a police officer suffered bee stings just after 10 a.m. Wednesday when they were attacked in the 600 block of East Huntington Street.

Members of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene after a resident there called to report a bee swarm attacking.

According to a fire department report, the home where the incident took place has a history of bees in the attic.

The attack started when a yard man started a lawn mower, which set the bees in motion.

He was stung 10 times, and a resident in the house was stung three times before emergency responders arrived at the scene.

Patrolman Greg Baron, the first officer at the scene, was stung once as he responded to the call.

Police cordoned off the front yard of the residence to keep others from entering the danger area once firefighters realized that the bees were staying in that area, and the residents were told to only use their rear door until they could get an exterminator to deal with the bees.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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