Police: Bull on the Loose in Mastic

Written by Ls Cohen  |  20. July 2021

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UPDATE from the Suffolk County Police Department:


The Suffolk County Police Department received multiple reports of a bull running loose in Mastic and Shirley starting at approximately 8:20am on Tuesday on Montgomery Avenue in Mastic. The approximately 1,500 pound bull escaped from a farm, located at 136 Barnes Road in Manorville, earlier this morning after breaking through a fence. A Code Red alert was issued to area residents advising caution if the bull was spotted. The bull is currently still loose, and all sightings should be reported to 911.


Photo: SCPD.


UPDATE: Sunrise Highway is reopened. The bull was last seen near Lafayette Avenue.


Suffolk Police have shut down the eastbound lanes of Sunrise Highway at exit 58 while they try to wrangle a wild bull, according to authorities. Earlier today, police sent out an alert informing residents to stay indoors.


“Be advised there is a loose wild bull in area of Montgomery Ave/Dean St in Mastic,” the alert read.


At this time police said they do not know where the bull came from.


We will update the story as more information becomes available.

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