A bull that escaped a New York slaughterhouse is still on the loose

A bull stands on grass.
This 1,500-pound (680kg) bull is still on the loose on the Long Island, New York. Suffolk County Police Department
  • A bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse on Long Island, New York, on Tuesday was still unaccounted for on Wednesday.
  • According to Newsday, the bull charged through a farm fence in the town of Manorville around 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • The animal is believed to be somewhere in the woods.
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A 1,500-pound (680kg) bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse on Long Island, New York, early Tuesday was still unaccounted for on Wednesday morning, officials said.

According to Newsday, the bull charged through a farm fence in the town of Manorville at about 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Suffolk County Police Department said there were no sightings of the animal overnight and it had not been located as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Newsday reported.

After the bull escaped, police closed a portion of a nearby highway to locate it but they were unsuccessful and soon reopened the road to traffic.

The animal escaped from a halal slaughterhouse and is believed to be somewhere in the woods, officials said, according to the report. It had been spotted Tuesday in the Mastic and Shirley area.