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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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