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Freeport man injured by bull

FREEPORT -- An Albany police officer used a stun gun on a bull Sunday morning in order to rescue a farmer who had been knocked down and attacked by the animal.

According to a news release from the Stearns County Sheriff's Department, Melvin Pundsack, 74, of Freeport, was injured shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday when he was knocked down and attacked by a bull on his family farm, south of St. Francis.

When emergency crews arrived, they were unable to immediately assist Pundsack because of the aggressive animal, according to the Sheriff's Department. When the officer used the Taser on the bull, rescue members were able to remove Pundsack from the area. He was taken to the Melrose Hospital where he was treated and released.

His wife, Rose Pundsack, 66, had taken refuge on a snow pile to avoid injury during the ordeal.

The animal was eventually corralled and no other injures were reported.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department, Albany Police, State Patrol, Upsala Rescue Squad and the Melrose Ambulance responded to the scene.