- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A rodeo fan was hospitalized after police said he stood atop a gate and fell into a ring holding a bull, leading to a frantic scene in Athens.

A police officer said in his report on the Sunday injury that it appears the man was gored by a bull, badly injuring him.

The officer said an unruly crowd of people then began pushing each other, apparently trying to get to the injured man to help him. The officer, working off-duty as security for the event, said the bystanders were unruly and frantic. The officer said that when bystanders ignored warnings to back off, he dispersed pepper spray into the crowd.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/V8MUmj ) that the police report didn’t identify the victim, nor did it provide details on the man’s injuries.


Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, https://www.onlineathens.com

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