Escaped Bull Injures 10 At Pa Fair

08.27.12 | Bob Price

All together, four bulls got loose as they were being loaded into a chute Friday night, according to Harford Fair Director Cindy Reynolds.

Three bulls were immediately corralled. The fourth managed to get into the fairgrounds for a short period of time, Ms. Reynolds said.

The fair opened as scheduled Saturday for its final day of festivities, officials said.

State troopers at Gibson responded Friday, as did several ambulances from Susquehanna and Lackawanna counties.

On Saturday, troopers said the incident was still under investigation. They had no information on who was injured or their conditions.

Clarks Summit resident and former reporter and editor for The Times-Tribune Paul Lyon was at the fair with his family Friday night buying cotton candy when he heard a woman saying there was a bull coming.

"I tear around the corner and there's the bull," Mr. Lyon said.

"People were screaming and scattering left and right."

Mr. Lyon's 12-year-old daughter, Carolyn, said she was scared when she saw the bull. "I thought he was going to run into us," she said. "We got lucky."

The Harford Fair board issued a brief statement Saturday thanking emergency responders and noting that board members' "thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured and their families."