Honolulu Police shoot 'aggressive' runaway cow on Farrington Hwy.

Honolulu Police shoot 'aggressive' runaway cow on Farrington Hwy.
Image source: Bryan Wittekind/Facebook
Image source: Bryan Wittekind/Facebook

KO OLINA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Traffic was backed up for miles on Farrington Highway heading into Waianae Thursday afternoon because of a cow that was on the loose.

Drivers first started reporting the cow sighting around 3:30 p.m. The large brown cow was seen running along the edge of the road and a few times, crossed the lanes through traffic. At one point, police say the cow charged at several people, but no accidents or injuries were reported.

Around 4:45 p.m. drivers reported that Honolulu Police officers had shot the cow. Photos from the area showed the animal lying on its side, blocking one of two westbound lanes of Farrington Hwy.

Police say they shot and killed the cow because it was acting aggressively and charging at them.

Farrington Highway has since been reopened.

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