Police: Bull shot in Baltimore

Baltimore police said they shot a bull Friday morning after it escaped from a nearby slaughterhouse.

Police referred to it as a bull, but subsequent news reports called it a steer. The animal was shot near Charles and Biddle streets, police said. Investigators are trying to figure out how the animal got away. There were no traffic delays — okay, maybe some stares. And no one was injured, police said.

It did generate plenty of chatter on social media:

Baltimore police called the animal “increasingly aggressive” and that officers “made numerous attempts to trap it.”

“The bull was shot by officers & the Force Investigation Team is handling the information,” according to their tweet.

 

Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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