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(BALTIMORE) — Two bulls escaped from a slaughterhouse in Baltimore this morning and had a few hours of freedom before being corralled about a block from where they were initially spotted on Pennsylvania Avenue, police said.

The bulls, first reported as roaming the streets around 6:30 a.m., were captured at Penn Square apartments around 8:30 a.m. There were no reported injuries or property damage, police said.


Where’s the beef? Here on Penn. Ave. Bulls contained for now. They escaped a local slaughterhouse.@BaltimorePolice pic.twitter.com/MpzXMbIKoo

— T.J. Smith (@TJSmithMedia) July 22, 2016


“Accidents happen,” said T.J. Smith, Baltimore Police media relations director. “Hopefully this is it for the running of the bulls Baltimore edition,” he said on Periscope.

The bulls found their way out of the Old Line Custom Meat Company slaughterhouse at 2639 Pennsylvania Ave. and wandered about a block away to Penn Square apartments before employees from the meat processing plant and police sectioned them off, keeping them contained until they were put in custody, police said.

Shawnkia Carroll of Baltimore was dropping her son off when she came across the commotion. The complex where her son lives was blocked off and the bulls were “running back and forth” in the area, she said.

The bulls and the meat processing plant are both owned by George Ruppersberger and Sons, a company that has been in the meat industry and the area for five generations.



Bulls in custody. Thanks for everyone’s patience. pic.twitter.com/zI6oO7ZrG8

— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 22, 2016



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