OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say a rodeo bull broke free from the Oklahoma City Stockyards and charged through streets and chased people, including one person who jumped into a river to escape the animal’s path.
Oklahoma City police spokeswoman Megan Morgan says the animal managed to escape a pen at the stockyards late Monday and then made it more than 2 miles to downtown, nearing a hospital and bus station. Morgan says cowboys used lassos to help police corral the bull but that the animal collapsed and died after it was captured.
An Oklahoma City police report identifies a suspect as “Rodeo Bull,” standing 4 feet tall, with brown hair and black eyes, and weighing 2,000 pounds.
Morgan says the bull chased several people but that no serious injuries were reported.