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Revere officer drove off dogs to rescue teen

A Revere police officer shot one Rottweiler that was attacking a 14-year-old boy in a fenced-in yard, then scaled the fence and ran to the boy’s aid, carrying him to safety while firefighters kept a second dog at bay by blasting it with a fire hose, authorities said.

Officer Mike Mullen is being credited with saving the life of the boy in the dramatic rescue late Thursday afternoon in an area near the Northgate Shopping Center. The boy is in critical condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive.

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