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BALTIMORE, Md. -- Police shot and killed a bull that was on loose in downtown Baltimore Friday.

WBAL reported the bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and at one point even jumped over a police cruiser. The animal was shot around 10 a.m. because, police said, it was a danger to public safety.

Slaughterhouse officials told 11 News that a second bull attempted to escape, but it never made it over a fence at the facility.

"One got out, jumped over the big fence over there, then came down and jumped over there, hop Franklin Street and head on out," slaughterhouse employee William Whitfield told WBAL.

The 750-pound steer traveled nearly two miles before it was subdued.

The weirdest part, it wasn't the first time. In 2002, a loose bull from a slaughterhouse on Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore was taken down by the police SWAT team.

A video of the bull running through the streets was posted on Instagram:

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