Sisters Rodeo bull escapes and jumps over arena fence, injuring 3 people, including Oregon sheriff’s deputy, video shows

SISTER, Ore. — A rodeo in Sisters, Oregon, descended into chaos Saturday after a bull escaped the arena and ran across the event grounds, killing three people, including a deputy sheriff’s office, injured, officials said.

Two people were taken to hospital with injuries, according to first responders.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. PT on Saturday during the final portion of the bull riding event at the Sisters Rodeo. The bull, which was participating in the event, jumped the arena fence and fled across the field and back to the cattle pens, according to a release from Sisters Rodeo.

Video of the incident shared on social media shows the bull punching a rodeo participant and lifting him off the ground twice.

No details were available on the participant’s current condition.

“Rodeo livestock professionals responded quickly to safely contain the bull,” event organizers said in the release, adding: “He was secured next to the livestock storage pens by our rodeo pick-up men and immediately placed in a pen.”

Lt. Jayson Janes of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News the sheriff’s deputy was slightly injured while chasing the bull after it escaped. It was clear how the third individual had been injured in the melee.

The rodeo’s sports medicine team, Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD, Cloverdale RFPD, rodeo staff and local law enforcement responded immediately with first aid and treatment, according to event organizers .

Sisters Rodeo continued with its scheduled events Sunday as scheduled.

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