September 29, 2009 in Nation/World

Bull’s attempt to evade slaughter proves futile

Associated Press

PATERSON, N.J. – A 1,400-pound bull escaped from a northern New Jersey slaughterhouse Monday, dragging officers with a lasso down a street and running 10 blocks before being captured and sedated, police said.

Chief John DeCando, spokesman for Paterson Police’s animal control division, said the bull was being unloaded at ENA Meat Packing Inc. when it broke loose just before 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Police tried to corral the bull by lassoing a rope around the animal’s neck, but it dragged officers down the street instead.

No injuries were reported. The bull was returned to the slaughterhouse.

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