Bull that escaped pen at county fair rodeo grounds roped before reaching road

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SALT LAKE COUNTY – Cowboys roping animals are a common site at most rodeos, but at the Salt Lake County Fair a bull that escaped its pen and made its way to an empty section of the grandstands gave a few folks an impromptu reason to ready their lassos.

Ken Hansen of the Unified Police Department said that around 9:30 p.m. Thursday a small bull escaped its pen at the Salt Lake County Fair Rodeo Grounds, 11400 South 2100 West in South Jordan.

The animal jumped into a nearby, empty section of the grandstands and then ran down an aisle in the direction of a nearby road. The running bull was kept from that road by several cowboys on scene who roped the animal.

There were no injuries in connection with the incident.

The Rodeo was Thursday, but the Salt Lake County Fair and Carnival continue Friday and Saturday.