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January 20, 2015 at 6:23 AM

Deputy kills escaped bull that charged an Oregon man

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Washington County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an 800-pound bull that had escaped a fenced pasture and knocked down a man Monday in Cornelius, about 25 miles west of Portland.

The sheriff’s office says it was one of seven bulls that escaped Sunday from a nearby farm. The other six returned on their own.

Deputies were trying to guide the last bull back as it crashed through several yards. But it charged a 23-year-old man outside his home and knocked him down. He was treated for abrasions and bruised ribs.

The sheriff’s office says the bull’s owner called a local butcher company to dispatch the bull. But, after three attempts failed, a deputy killed the bull with his rifle to prevent any further danger to the public.

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