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(KSL News) -- A steer broke loose near State Street this afternoon and trampled through a Sandy neighborhood.
Its owner was loading the steer into a trailer, when the animal got spooked by some dogs. It took off and ran wild, weaving in and out of Sandy and Midvale neighborhoods.
Animal control and police from both cities cornered the animal when it stormed through a backyard. They used a taser on the animal, but the shock wasn't strong enough.
When the steer ran close to people and became a traffic hazard, officials decided to kill the steer.
Police evacuated three homes, and blocked off nearby streets while crews shot the animal.