Wild boar attack in Berlin leaves four injured: police
October 31, 2012, 12:02 am TWN
BERLIN--Berlin authorities say they shot and killed a 120-kilogram (265-pound) wild boar after it attacked and injured four people including a police officer in a residential neighborhood.
Police said Tuesday the boar bit a 74-year-old man on the back and leg, and knocked a 74-year-old woman to the ground and injured her hip on Monday afternoon in the Charlottenburg area of the capital. It also bit a 24-year-old woman before she climbed aboard a parked car to safety. All three were treated in a hospital.
Police say when a police officer arrived, the boar attacked him and cut his leg before he pulled his gun and killed the animal with “multiple shots.”