Bull injures attendees after jumping arena fence at Redding Rodeo

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The final performance of Redding's 74th Annual Rodeo was scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022.

The final performance of Redding’s 74th Annual Rodeo was scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Redding Rodeo

A bull jumped an arena fence and injured spectators during a bullfighting event at the Redding Rodeo, officials said, but the rodeo race was scheduled to end as scheduled this weekend.

A press release from Redding Rodeo officials said the bull ran away from the rodeo grounds on Friday and headed for the competitors’ parking lot.

A video shared by local resident Robert Innes shows the bull breaking through the fence and running into the crowd.

Rodeo breeding professionals responded to contain the bull, according to the press release.

According to rodeo officials, the bull was secured near the Sundial Bridge and placed in a trailer.

Sports Medicine Team Justin, Mercy Ambulance, rodeo staff and local law enforcement responded to provide first aid to the injured.

“We wish the best to everyone involved,” rodeo officials said. “The safety of our fans is our top priority and we appreciate the support.”

There were no details about the nature of the injuries.

Rodeo officials said Redding’s final rodeo performance was scheduled for Saturday.

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Dominique Williams is a weekend reporting intern at the Sacramento Bee. She is a journalism major at Sacramento State, where she reports for The State Hornet.

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