Christopher Delmonte, Chief of Police
220 Pleasant St.
Bridgewater, MA 02324
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Bridgewater Police Respond After Bull Escapes Slaughter House
BRIDGEWATER — Chief Christopher D. Delmonte reports that Bridgewater Police responded after a bull broke loose from a slaughterhouse this morning.
At approximately 11:45 a.m., Bridgewater Police received a call from Den Besten Farm slaughterhouse, 8 North Street, for a large bull that had broken through area fencing.
Upon arrival, an officer learned that a bull that had been delivered that morning became agitated and subsequently broke through two gates at the facility and escaped into a wooded area behind the property. Employees reported that the bull would charge at anyone that approached it.
The officer and an employee from the farm followed the 2,000-pound bull’s footprints in the snow for approximately a mile before it was located in the woods and subsequently euthanized and transported back to the slaughterhouse.
After breaking free from the slaughterhouse, the bull was euthanized before it entered any residential or business areas of town. Nobody was injured as a result of the incident.