ALVARADO, Texas (AP) — Police have shot and killed a bull after the animal ran across Interstate 35 in North Texas, trampled two men and threatened other members of the public.
Alvarado police on Thursday said officers shot the bull because it posed a deadly threat.
Police in Alvarado, about 20 miles south of Fort Worth, responded to calls Wednesday afternoon about a fully grown bull on the loose. Officers arrived to see the bull charging at people and objects along an I-35 frontage road, then crossing the busy highway several times.
The bull jumped a fence and ran toward a business area, where two men were trampled. Both victims required hospital treatment.
Police then shot and killed the bull.
Authorities didn’t immediately say who owns the bull or how it got loose.