REDDING, Calif. — Several people were injured when a bull jumped a fence and escaped from an arena during a popular Northern California rodeo, authorities said.
The escape occurred Friday during the final leg of the Redding Rodeo’s bull riding event, the Redding Rodeo Association said on Facebook.
The bull jumped a fence, then ran through a crowd of spectators and across a parking lot before being captured near a bridge about half a mile from the arena.
At least six people were treated for minor injuries, including 15-year-old Jordan Greco, a sophomore at Redding Enterprise High School.
Greco told Redding Record Searchlight that the bull’s horn grazed his leg as the animal charged through the arena’s VIP area.
“Being hit by a bull was an experience,” said Greco. “To be honest, I didn’t feel it at the time because my adrenaline was high and I had to make split-second decisions.”
At least one person was injured near the Sundial Bridge, where the animal was eventually caught, placed in a trailer and returned to its ranch, Redding Police Cpl. said Aaron Holleman.
“We wish all those affected all the best. The safety of our fans is our top priority and we appreciate their support,” the Redding Rodeo Association said in a statement.
The incident happened on the third day of the four-day annual rodeo.
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