Rampaging wild boar injures 4 in Berlin

2012-10-30 11:01


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Berlin - A 120kg wild boar attacked and injured four people on Monday in Berlin, the German capital's police force said.

The boar bit a 74-year-old man on the back and leg, knocked a 74-year-old woman to the ground and bit a 24-year-old woman on the legs before she took shelter in a parked car, police said in a statement.

The three were taken to hospital.

The fourth person injured was a police officer who had been sent to the residential neighbourhood of Charlottenburg to investigate, after passers-by reported the presence of the boar, police said.

The animal attacked the officer and bit him in the leg before he used his police-issue gun to kill it.

The number of wild boars in Berlin, which has vast stretches of green space, appears to be on the rise, though such attacks are rare.

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