updated 9/4/2009 8:21:47 AM ET 2009-09-04T12:21:47

Police in South Jordan had to use Tasers to tame a bull that escaped from its owner and knocked over an 80-year-old man.

South Jordan police Lt. Dan Starks said a bull escaped from its owner Wednesday in the Salt Lake City suburb and that others in the area tried to help corral it. The bull knocked over an 80-year-old man who was trying to help.

Police arrived and ended up using their Tasers to subdue the animal. Eventually the owner was able to get the bull into a trailer.

The man who was toppled by the bull suffered a cut and some bleeding. He went to a hospital as a precaution.

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