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A home in the 1100 block of Mountain Avenue where a man was found severely injured Thursday night. He later died.

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A home in the 1100 block of Mountain Avenue where a man was found severely injured Thursday night. He later died. Photo Store

A 58-year-old man who was reportedly attacked by a dog has died.

However, police stress that the man’s cause of death has yet to be determined, considering that emergency personnel were initially responding to a medical call, most often associated with natural causes such as a heart attack.

The incident took place approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night at a home in the 1100 block of Mountain Avenue.

"I can tell you Animal Services was involved and did seize two dogs," a police spokesman said. "What role the animals played is undetermined at this point. Until the autopsy is complete... we don’t know what transpired."

According to a source, the deceased male was looking to purchase a generator at the residence in question, where he may have suffered a medical trauma.

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Updated on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:53 PM CDT: Adds photo.

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