Chicago Police Horses Attacked in Stable

'Agitated' equines released by unknown vandals

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 19, 2012 12:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – Chicago police horses are recovering after a late night attack in their stable. Some 27 of the 30 horses were released from their stalls and at least two were sprayed in the face with a fire extinguisher or struck with the extinguisher can, reports CBS. One 20-year-old horse suffered eye swelling and another had injuries on a leg and flank. The rest were "very agitated and fearful," some "shaking," said a police spokesman.

The vandals "did not enter to commit a theft. Rather, they entered to maliciously harm our horses—for what reason, I don't know," says a police spokesman. "The incident has upset a lot of people here. You can imagine the trauma" the horses endured. All are expected to fully recover, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Lt. Paul Bauer talks about the attack on police horses.
Lt. Paul Bauer talks about the attack on police horses.   (YouTube)
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