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Bull dies after evading police capture for two hours in Queens

Posted: 11:59 AM, Feb 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-21 23:57:29-05

JAMAICA, Queens — The bull that roamed the streets of Queens for about two hours, evading police capture, on Tuesday has died, police said.

A bull roamed the streets of Queens. (Twitter/Vladimir Vilsaint)

A bull roamed the streets of Queens. (Twitter/Vladimir Vilsaint)

Police first received a call about the bull at 10:20 a.m., an NYPD spokesperson said. The bull was captured around 12:20 p.m. It is currently being taken to a crematorium.

There is a slaughterhouse in the area, but it is not yet clear if the bull escaped from it.

The bovine was first reported at Archer Boulevard and 146th Street, police said.

Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in Wantage, NJ was ready to care for the bull.

Last year, a cow that also escaped from the area was relocated to the facility. He was nicknamed "Freddie" and is currently doing well on the rolling acres in rural Sussex County.

This is not the first bull that has roamed the streets of Queens. A bull named Frank managed to escape from a slaughterhouse in 2016. It wandered onto CUNY York College campus before it was captured by officials.

It taken to an Animal Care Center facility in Brooklyn, police said. Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart picked up the bull and transferred it to an animal safe haven in Watkins Glen, New York.

A cow named "Freddie" also escaped from the same slaughterhouse. It was captured quickly, but a New Jersey animal rights activist took Freddie in at his animal sanctuary in Wantage.