Reports: Runaway cow dies after leading police on wild chase in NYC

 A cow that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse has reportedly died after leading police on a wild chase through New York City streets.



Police corralled the animal in a backyard in Jamaica, Queens, after a chase that lasted more than an hour.



Footage airing on WABC-TV showed the black bull or steer trotting through a residential neighborhood with several tranquilizer darts stuck in its hide.



The nimble bovine eluded attempts to box it in between police vehicles by squeezing through narrow openings.



There were no reports of the cow causing any injuries during the chase, though it did rip the door off a car.



The bull reportedly died on the way to the animal sanctuary. 



Editors note: The Associated Press helped contribute to this article. 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."