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Sheriff: 8 Hurt After Bull Gets Loose At Dakota Co. Fairgrounds

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a bull ran through the Dakota County fairgrounds Wednesday night, injuring eight people before being shot by a county deputy and captured by handlers.

Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows said a penned 1,200-pound bull got loose at around 8:15 p.m. and ran through the fairgrounds for about 15 minutes.

“It was just stampeding through the crowd,” said Andrew Larsen, a witness.

The bull injured eight people, including a woman who suffered head injuries and was airlifted from the scene. She was not named, but her condition was listed as serious.

The seven other victims, including a child, suffered what medics deemed to be a variety of non-serious injuries. They received treatment on site.

Bellows said bull handlers captured the bull after a deputy shot it twice. The bull is still alive.

Rice Rodeo sponsored the fair event, Bellows said, and the bull is owned by the Gold Medal Cattle Company.

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