SOMERVILLE (CBS) – Michael Doherty was walking by a Tufts University classroom building on Dearborn Road in Somerville when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he was attacked.
WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports.READ MORE: Eviction Moratorium Update: With CDC Extension Unlikely, What Will Happen To Renters?
Doherty had no idea what had hit him. He wound up with several stitches and a gash that just missed his eye.
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The birds had been perched in two trees, not far from a nest they had built on a fire escape.
Tufts police think they were protecting their babies in that nest.
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Tufts has since put up a fence and a warning sign.