NORTHEAST, D.C. (WUSA) -- Two large dogs threatened a street full of children and their parents Friday night in the 1200 block of Queen Street, NE in the Trinidad neighborhood.

Now D.C. Animal Control is on the hunt for those two dogs.

Andre Hawthorne-Le is being hailed a hero afterhe used his body as a human shield.

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"I was bleeding everywhere. I threw my left arm up so he could grip that and used my right arm to punch on him."

The two dogs pinned Hawthorne one clamped down on each arm.

Teaira Bryant says, "they started shaking him like a rag."

A neighbor's surveillance video shows the dogs on the attack. Two teens jumped on top of a car to get away.

But one of the dogs follows right after 11-year-old Xavier Bryant.

Xavier Bryant, "I didn't look behind me."

Xavier's mother, Teaira says, "I was thinking I was about to lose my son. I opened the building door and the dog came in after him."

Hawthorne had a knife and was able to injure the dogs. But they wouldn't let go, until a neighbor came after them with a bat.

"I'm glad I still have my arm and i'm still alive."

Hawthorne's neighbors are incredibly grateful to him.
Animal control says, while the neighbors know who the dogs belong to, they have been unsuccessful in tracking them down. They are doing a 10 day surveillance on the neighborhood. Residents would like an apology from the dog owners and want the dogs to be put down.


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