Police round up unusual suspect: young bull on soccer field

Posted at 9:33 AM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 09:33:04-04

New York City police have rounded up an unusual suspect - a young bull on a soccer field.

Police say the Brooklyn bovine was spotted at Prospect Park late Tuesday morning.

The bull was herded into a police horse trailer about two hours later and headed toward rescuers on Long Island.

WABC news helicopter video showed the bull wandering around the field, staring back at people lined up along a fence and occasionally breaking into a jog.

It's unclear where the bull came from. Previous urban livestock roundups have involved animals that escaped from slaughterhouses.

Folks in Baltimore may remember a similar incident.

3 years ago, a bull was running along North Avenue after it escaped from a slaughterhouse in West Baltimore.

The loose bull caused traffic delays.

Unlike the New York bull that was captured, the Baltimore bull was shot and killed by police.