JAMESTOWN, R.I. (CBS) – The morning rush hour took a strange turn in Rhode Island Tuesday.
Traffic was tied up for a short time around 7:30 a.m. on the Jamestown Bridge as police tried to round up a runaway cow.
Police say the cow was on its way to the slaughterhouse.
“The trailer malfunctioned the cow fell out and it was hurt slightly,” officials told WPRI-TV.
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The cow escaped and the trailer and took off down the westbound lanes.
Sadly, its freedom was short-lived.
Officials shot and killed the animal after tracking it down in a wooded area near the bridge.
“All in all we are lucky no one was hurt, no cars damaged,” police said.
Traffic was reopened on the bridge an hour later.