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Baltimore police shoot steer running loose in city

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A cow shot by Baltimore police lies on a city street Friday, June 13, 2014. Police say the animal escaped from a city slaughterhouse and was shot after concerned business owners contacted police.

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police say officers shot a steer that had escaped from a city slaughterhouse on a downtown street.

Sgt. Sarah Connolly, a police spokeswoman, says the animal was shot shortly after 10:15 a.m. in the Mount Vernon neighborhood, home to numerous bars, restaurants and shops.

Connolly says she believes the animal was killed, but that hasn't been confirmed. She says it no longer poses a threat. Police believe it escaped from a slaughterhouse in west Baltimore.

Connolly says police received calls from business owners concerned about the animal running loose on the streets.

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