- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an 800-pound bull that had escaped a fenced pasture and knocked down a man Monday in Cornelius, about 25 miles west of Portland, Oregon.

The Washington County sheriff’s office says it was one of seven bulls that escaped Sunday from a nearby farm. The other six returned on their own.

Deputies were trying to guide the last bull back as it crashed through several yards. But it charged a 23-year-old man outside his home and knocked him down. He was treated for abrasions and bruised ribs.

The sheriff’s office says the bull’s owner called a local butcher company to deal with the bull. But, after three attempts failed, a deputy killed the bull with his rifle to prevent any further danger to the public.

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