Cop Shoots Raging Bull That Sent Child Flying Off Bike

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

AsiaWire / Jindong police

This dramatic footage shows a raging bull charging at an electric bike and attacking a child who had been riding pillion, and then shows a brave police chief who shoots it repeatedly.

Traffic camera footage from Jindong District in the city of Jinhua, in East China’s Zhejiang Province, shows the crazed bull which ran amok on 5th March and although not shown on the footage, the bull collapsed a short while later after being shot.

Authorities with Caozhai Police Station, Jindong District Public Security Bureau, pursued the runaway animal for more than six miles.

The bull can be seen walking down the middle of a village road when a pensioner stops by the roadside with her grandchild riding pillion.

The bull, which was walking at a strolling pace, spots the two family members and suddenly charges towards them.

The pensioner jumps off the e-bike and dodges the bull, but her grandchild is struck head-on by the enraged animal, which sends the kid flying off the seat to the ground.

Body-worn camera footage belonging to Caozhai Police Station Deputy Chief Wang Xufei shows him having caught up with the water buffalo and attempting to evacuate nearby residents.

AsiaWire / Jindong police

When the bull shows no signs of stopping, Officer Wang draws his sidearm and fires at the animal.

The cop then takes shelter behind a bus stop as the buffalo comes charging at him, narrowly avoiding the officer as he fires off a second shot.

The authorities said the bull later collapsed in a nearby shop.

The police said none of the victims suffered any serious injuries.

The buffalo escaped from a nearby farm, the authorities added.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.