By Associated Press 4:18pm, June 13, 2014 - Updated 4:46pm, June 13, 2014
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.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.