Police: Efforts to tranquilize runaway bull were unsuccessfull

After several hours of trying to contain and tranquilize a runaway bull, Trumbull Police eventually shot and killed the 500-pound bovine Tuesday evening.

It was shot and killed in a secluded wooded area off Dayton Road, according to Police Deputy Chief Michael Harry.

The eight-month old bull escaped from a Monroe farm, owned by Bernie Sippin, around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

“We spent numerous hours trying to keep it contained,” Harry said. “We tried our best to tranquilize him but those weren’t taking it down. It started getting into populated areas and we couldn’t let it wander.”

Harry said the owner hadn’t had the bull long and was unable to control it. Sippin was present when the bull was shot.

The bull first wandered through side streets off Monroe Turnpike, ending up in the Trefoil Drive area Tuesday morning. When the Police made arrangements with Animal Control to tranquilize the bull, it ran, ending up at Tashua Elementary School. It became a safety concern for the students and police asked the school the hold dismissal at 3:15 p.m. until 4:05 p.m., when the bull was out of the area.

Harry said the chase finally ended between 5 and 6 p.m.