VIDEO: Bull busts through barriers into stands filled with spectators at Idaho rodeo
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An angry 2,000-pound bull threw its cowboy, refused to go back in the chute, then jumped into a sea of spectators during a rodeo in Preston, Idaho.

The incident happened during a bull-riding competition at a rodeo, 30 miles from the Utah-Idaho border, Thursday evening.

According to Kris Beckstead, the chairman of That Famous Preston Night Rodeo, the crowd in the stands and the bull were unharmed during the incident.

“The bull continued to circle the arena after throwing off his rider; he aimed towards the fence because he thought he could jump the barrier,” Beckstead added.

In a Facebook statement, the management of the rodeo said, “We’re glad last night didn’t end up as bad as it could have.”

Cattle handlers quickly brought the bull under control after the incident, but it remains unclear if the bull will be put down.

“It could have been worse, but nobody was hurt, and everybody was shaken up a bit,” she said.

“It was just a thrill for everybody — some girls were crying, so they probably won’t go to a rodeo again,” Beckstead said.



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