The steer was seen running on North Avenue in Baltimore shorty before it was shot (Robert Queen/WBAL-TV)A steer was running lose in Baltimore.
WBAL's Robert Lang reports.
Baltimore police say officers shot a steer that had escaped from a city slaughterhouse on a downtown street.
Sgt. Sarah Connolly, a police spokeswoman, says the 780 lb steer was shot shortly after 10:15 a.m. in the Mount Vernon neighborhood, home to numerous bars, restaurants and shops.
Connolly says she believes the animal was killed, but that hasn't been confirmed. She says it no longer poses a threat. Police believe it escaped from a slaughterhouse in west Baltimore.
Connolly says police received calls from business owners concerned about the animal running loose on the streets.
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