Runaway bull escapes Philadelphia slaughterhouse

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PHILADELPHIA (WCMH) – A bull escaped from a Philadelphia slaughterhouse Tuesday afternoon, leading police on a chase past a high school and down a busy Interstate.

NBC Philadelphia reports the young bovine broke free from a truck outside the Saba Live Poultry meat processing plant around 2pm Tuesday.

A worker told NBC Philadelphia that workers were trying to unload the bull from the truck when it charged them and ran off.

The animal then started running through the city.

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The bull’s run went took it to the door of a high school, onto Interstate 95, and into Chinatown. Police and state conservation officers cornered the animal in the area of 7th and Vine Streets.

A Pennsylvania Game Commission officer killed the animal by firing three timed with a 12 gauge shotgun. NBC Philadelphia reported the animal was killed due to concern for public safety.

No people were injured.

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