Lima - A bull that bolted from a barn in Peru caused panic in a village near the capital Lima, damaging a police car and slightly injuring a woman before its capture, police said on Friday.

Weighing in at 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms), “David” escaped on Thursday night after a fight with another bull in Villa El Salvador, a village near the Peruvian capital, said barn owner Jonas Pareja.

The animal headed to a nearby hill, but later roamed the streets of the village, causing an uproar among residents, who quickly fled their homes.

Before being cornered by police on Friday morning, the bull slammed into a woman, who was slightly injured, and also badly damaged a police patrol car.

“The bull is usually easygoing, but the escape stressed him out and caused some problems,” said the owner. - Sapa-AFP