PICO RIVERA (CBSLA) — Several cows escaped from a meatpacking plant in the Pico Rivera Tuesday, authorities said.
POLICE ACTIVITY: Beverly Rd and Durfee Av, Pico Rivera. Several cows became loose and are in the area. Please avoid the area.
— LASD Pico Rivera (@PRVLASD) June 23, 2021
Video posted to social media showed the group of cows running down a street earlier in the evening.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the cows were running around surface streets in the area of Beverly Road and Durfee Avenue before running from the intersection and settling in a cul-de-sac surrounded by deputies.
LASD attempted to round up the cows, but was unsuccessful in the attempt as the cattle scattered through the neighborhood. One of the cows was reportedly injured while trying to run away.
Authorities said one person was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition after being run over by at least one cow, and one of the cows was shot and killed by a deputy. It was not immediately known what led up to the shooting.
Authorities warned people to stay away from the area as they worked to corral the livestock. At least two cattle trailers were seen arriving in the area.