dog attack
A dog attacked and killed a man experiencing homeless in South Austin early Saturday, according to Austin police and officials from Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services.

EMS spokesman Captain Darren Nowak said medics were called to an area in the 4600 block of East Ben White Boulevard at 1:51 a.m., and the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

Details of the incident were not immediately available Saturday, and police said it is not clear what, if anything, prompted the attack. Investigators said they had confirmed the man's status as homeless and were working to locate his family.