This story has been updated to reflect that a man who was attacked by a cow on Monday apparently sustained more severe injuries than was previously reported.
A man had to undergo surgery on Tuesday for wounds he sustained Monday morning when he was apparently attacked by a cow on the loose in Hillsboro, according to an individual who identified herself as a relative.
The Hillsboro Police Department said on Monday that the cow had escaped from United Producers Inc. on West Main Street in town, and officers shot and killed it after it charged a man on South Glenn Street.
A woman who identified herself as a relative of the victim said via Facebook message that the man sustained injuries to his teeth and shoulder, and had to have surgery Tuesday. She said he was in stable condition later in the day. The Times-Gazette was unable to verify the man’s condition. Police said Tuesday they had no further updates.
HPD Chief Darrin Goudy said Monday that the animal was “being overly aggressive,” and neither the officers on scene nor the cow’s owner could corral it.
“It was out-of-control aggressive,” Goudy said.
After the animal escaped from United Producers, it headed up West Main Street to South Glenn Street, at which point a Glenn Street man came out of his home to check on the commotion, police said.
But the man’s relative later told The Times-Gazette that he had been cleaning his car and was already outside the home.
The cow charged at the man and knocked him to the ground, then continued down Danville Pike/SR 138, according to the HPD.
An ambulance was called to the scene and the man was transported to Highland District Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Branden Jackman, public information officer for Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District.
Officers shot the animal at a property on SR 138, according to the HPD.
No citations were issued.
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