- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin authorities say they shot and killed a 265-pound wild boar after it attacked and injured four people, including a police officer, in a residential neighborhood.

Police said Tuesday the boar bit a 74-year-old man on the back and leg and knocked a 74-year-old woman to the ground and injured her hip on Monday afternoon in the Charlottenburg area of the capital. It also bit a 24-year-old woman before she climbed aboard a parked car to safety. All three were treated at a hospital.

Police say that when a police officer arrived, the boar attacked him and cut his leg before he pulled his gun and killed the animal with “multiple shots.”

Wild boars are relatively common in green Berlin, though they rarely cause problems beyond digging up gardens.

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