LITTLETON (AP) -- Police had to shoot and kill an out-of-control bull that gored a 74-year-old man at a Littleton livestock yard.

Officers responded to the Flame Livestock Market just before 3 p.m. Sunday after it gored the man and went after several other people.

The victim, identified as Ronald Pollock, was taken to Emerson Hospital in Concord with injuries that are not considered life threatening. The exact nature of his injuries was not disclosed.

Pollock's business partner, Hugh McGovern, tells The Boston Globe that Pollock was attempting to load the bull on a truck when it attacked. No one else was injured.

Police Chief Matthew King tells The Sun of Lowell that a responding officer put the bull down with one shot.


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