Video Shows Bull Escape Arena, Charge Spectators At Rodeo

By Jason Hall

June 10, 2024

Untamed bull in a generic rodeo arena.
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Four spectators were hospitalized after a rodeo bull escaped an arena and charged into the stands in Oregon Saturday (June 8) night, NBC News reports.

Video footage shared by TikTok user @JillKDayton and verified by the news network shows an attendee being charged and flipped by the massive bull named 'Party Bus.' Sisters Rodeo Association, which organized the event, told NBC News that the massive mammal jumped an arena barrier before charging onto the rodeo grounds and running to holding pens where it was contained by livestock professionals.

The arena announcer immediately called for an emergency response as the incident took place, officials confirmed.

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“A rodeo bucking bull jumped a fence and ran through the rodeo grounds before being secured by our rodeo pickup men and arena staff by the back livestock pens,” Sisters Rodeo said in a statement obtained by NBC News on Sunday (June 9).

The incident took place just before the scheduled last ride of the night in the city of Sisters, Oregon, which is located about 22 miles north of Bend. The crowd in attendance was heard singing 'God Bless the U.S.A.' by Lee Greenwood as the bull broke loose.

Two of the victims injured during the incident were released from a nearby hospital Saturday night. Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jayson Janes said three of the victims were transported by ambulance while another was driven in a sheriff's cruiser.

Janes and rodeo officials said one of the four victims may have been injured as spectators rushed to get away from the bull and the lieutenant specified that some of the injuries were minor.

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