Steer clear: cow escapes near MU Veterinary School
By Newsdesk KRCG
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 18:59:43 GMT — Updated, 6/20/2012: Brune has been upgraded to fair condition. Updated, 6/19/2012: The steer's owner has been identified as Owner Duane Brune of New Haven, Mo. The person run over by the steer is John Brune. He is in serious condition at University Hospital. Original story: The University Police Department received a phone call about a steer that had got loose from the Veterinary School area at approximately 8:26 a.m. on Tuesday. The steer was located in University Parking Lot CG1 where officers worked with Veterinary School staff and the owner to try and contain the steer.The steer went around staff and officers then went north through campus, where it later turned east toward the east campus area. Officers followed the steer into the east campus area where they lost sight of it.A short time later the steer was seen heading back toward campus where officers, Veterinary School staff and people with the owner tried to contain the steer. A tranquilizer gun was used unsuccessfully to try and stop the steer.The steer then ran over someone and headed north toward downtown before turning east toward the east campus area again. Officers were able to stop the steer before it hurt any other individuals by shooting it behind a residence on Anthony Street around 9:49 a.m.Veterinary School staff were able to remove the steer from the back of the residence by loading it in a trailer.The injured individual was transported to the University Hospital and his status is unknown at this time. His name has not being released at this time.
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