Escaped steer shot and killed on East campus lot

11:26 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Escaped steer shot and killed on East campus lot

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The Columbia Tribune reported this morning that a large and confused steer was loose in Columbia's East Campus. The 1300 pound Angus steer was apparently a privately owned animal that escaped while being transported for slaughter at MU's facilities. One person was injured, and two police vehicles were damaged. Video of the steer on it's morning run here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUkS7r4Oe8I&feature=player_embedded
A bull that was on the loose in the East Campus neighborhood Tuesday morning was euthanized after a person was injured trying to capture it. Capt. Brian Weimer of the University of Missouri Police Department said he is unsure how the animal became free and the department is investigating.
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