Bull Dies After Escaping Queens Slaughterhouse

The bull runs through a residential neiughborhood in Queens, in this screencap from video footage broadcast by WABC and made available by AP.

A bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through Queens streets has died.

Police corralled the bull in a backyard Tuesday after a two-hour chase that continued even after the bull’s hide was studded with tranquilizer darts.

A spokeswoman for Animal Care Centers of New York City says the bull died en route to one of the agency’s facilities.

Footage airing on WABC-TV showed the black bull trotting through a residential Queens neighborhood. The nimble bovine eluded attempts to box it in between police vehicles by squeezing through narrow openings.

There were no reports of the bull causing any injuries during the chase, though it ripped the door off a car.