Bull's eye! US cops shoot and kill bull that escaped from slaughterhouse

Jun 15, 2014, 10:40 IST | Agencies

After a long chase, the Baltimore police shot the animal that had escaped from a nearby slaughterhouse

Baltimore: The Baltimore police shot and killed a bull that escaped from a city slaughterhouse on a downtown street yesterday.

After the shooting, police moved their cars to block the dark-coloured animal from public view. Pic/AP

The animal, which had escaped from George G Ruppersberger and Sons Inc slaughterhouse, was shot at 10.15 am in the Mount Vernon neighborhood.

Sergeant Sarah Connolly said the police received calls from business owners concerned about the animal running loose.

The animal was “increasingly aggressive,” and officers made several attempts to trap it before killing it.

Sam Wirtz, who lives three blocks away, said he was walking to visit a friend when he saw the animal running down the street. “I heard four shots but didn’t see the animal fall,” he said.

The carcass was hauled away by representatives of a company that recycles restaurant grease and animal byproducts.

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