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3 people hospitalized after bee attack near downtown Phoenix

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PHOENIX – Three people, two adults and a teenager, were hospitalized Thursday after being attacked by bees near downtown Phoenix, authorities said.

The Phoenix Fire Department contained the bees after the incident near 10th and Portland streets, according to Capt. Kenny Overton.

A 35-year-old man, 35-year-old woman and 13-year-old boy were taken to the hospital by ambulance, Overton said.

A fourth victim, an adult male, refused treatment.

No other information was immediately available.

Earlier this week, a woman was treated for more than 20 stings after a bee hive was blown off a tree in Tempe and fell on her head.

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