Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times

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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.

Wichita Falls officials blamed Thursday's attack on Africanized honey bees.

Spokesman Barry Levy says a swarm attacked a worker mowing grass along culverts near the Weeks Park Tennis Center. He says the man was in good condition at a local hospital.

Levy says two co-workers also were stung when they came to the man's aid. One worker fled into a nearby tennis center, bringing the swarm with him.

One of the co-workers also was hospitalized in good condition, the other was treated and discharged.

The center, a nearby trail and part of a golf course remain closed until personnel confirm the bees are gone.

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Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, applying bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. AFP PHOTO CHINA OUT (Photo credits: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, preparing to wear bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported.AFP PHOTO CHINA OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows people watching She Ping (R) covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping (C), a 34 year-old local beekeeper, preparing to wear bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported.AFP PHOTO CHINA OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported.AFP PHOTO CHINA OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, showing his body after wearing bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported.AFP PHOTO CHINA OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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