Bull tries to escape meat plant, charges

MT. AIRY, Md. - Talk about a bull in a china shop! Carroll County Sheriff's Deputies had to shoot a charging bull as he came close to a day care center and a Deputy.

Early this morning Deputies received a call to the 600 block of North Main Street in Mount Airy for a bull that had escaped while being transferred from a truck to a local meat processing plant.

Once Deputies arrived, one saw the bull charge at an individual and then leave the area going very close to a day care center.

The Deputy followed the bull to a field adjacent to the intersection of Prospect and Old Annapolis Roads and attempts were made to confine the animal to safeguard people in the immediate area.

The bull charged at the Deputy who quickly got into his cruiser, at which time the bull hit the rear of the vehicle, damaging the driver's side.

Additional attempts were made to confine the bull, but he became aggressive and moved away from the Deputies.

Fearing for their safety, a Deputy fired two shotgun rounds, striking the bull and causing him to retreat into a wooded area.

An officer from Frederick County Animal Control arrived on the scene and fired two more rifle rounds, killing the bull.

No one was injured in the incident, and the bull was released to the owner.

Anyone who may have additional information about this incident is asked to call the Carroll County Sheriff's Office at 410-386-2900.

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