ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - A cow running loose in St. Paul, Minn. was tracked by police and eventually shot by officers along the railroad tracks early Friday afternoon. Prior to the shooting, the cow was rammed by a squad car and appeared to be injured.
The cow escaped from the Minnesota State Fairgrounds at about 11:45 a.m. before it was cornered near the railroad tracks off Snelling Avenue and Energy Park Drive around 12:30 p.m. Police said they had trouble tranquilizing the cow, so they made the decision to shoot it.
The owner of the cow plans to have it processed and donate the meat to charity.
Bull on the run. Energy Park & Snelling. pic.twitter.com/fUGgcj2TzB— Tom Lyden (@LydenFOX9) October 16, 2015
Police closing in on bull on the run. pic.twitter.com/hs3lhv9sDq— Tom Lyden (@LydenFOX9) October 16, 2015