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Wild boars rampage through German town, injure at least 4

October 20, 2017

Hunter Uwe Ingwersen, left, and Horst Allwardt right look at the wild boar that was shot in the center of Heide, northern Germany, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the north German town of Heide. Authorities warned people to stay indoors after the adult animals appeared early Friday and began attacking pedestrians. Police said one of the boars was shot dead outside a bank, the other is still on the run. (Helge Holmson/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the northern German town of Heide.

Authorities warned people to stay indoors after the adult boars appeared early Friday and aggressively attacked pedestrians. Public broadcaster NDR reported that a man had a finger partially bitten off.

Police said one of the boars was shot and killed outside a bank, but the other is still on the run.

Heide is 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Hamburg, near Germany’s North Sea coast and the border with Denmark.

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