Runaway bull escapes Philadelphia slaughterhouse


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.

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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