Wild Boar Goes on Rampage in Berlin
Attacks, injures 4 people
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 30, 2012 1:42 PM CDT
In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 photo, a wild boar searches for food in the Margallah Hills of Islamabad, Pakistan.   (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

(Newser) – Berlin authorities say they shot and killed a 265-pound wild boar after it attacked and injured four people including a police officer in a residential neighborhood. The boar bit a 74-year-old man on the back and leg, and knocked a 74-year-old woman to the ground and injured her hip yesterday afternoon. It also bit a 24-year-old woman before she climbed aboard a parked car to safety. Wild boars are relatively common in green Berlin, though they rarely cause problems beyond digging up gardens.

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Oct 31, 2012 8:12 AM CDT
Oct 31, 2012 7:40 AM CDT
boar chops anyone?
Oct 30, 2012 9:13 PM CDT
I thought wild boars were dangerous. Why are they letting them run around Berlin? Not too bright.