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Md. authorities shoot, kill runaway bull

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 3:27pm  ET

MOUNT AIRY, Md. - The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says a deputy and an animal control officer shot and killed a bull that had escaped while it was being taken to a meat processing plant.

It happened early Thursday on North Main Street in Mount Airy. A deputy saw the bull charge a person and head in the area of a day care facility.

Authorities say the deputy followed the bull to a field, but the animal charged him and he got into his cruiser. The bull hit the rear of the vehicle.

Deputies tried to confine the bull, but it became aggressive. A deputy fired a shotgun, striking the animal. It retreated to a wooded area, and an officer from Frederick County Animal Control shot the bull with a rifle, killing it.


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