No criminal charges to be filed in Berlin bull attack - WFSB 3 Connecticut

No criminal charges to be filed in Berlin bull attack

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BERLIN, CT (WFSB) -

Berlin police said no criminal charges will be filed after a woman was struck by a bull at the Fairgrounds Friday evening.

It all happened during a dangerous game at the fair called the Ring of Fire, in which seven fairgoers pack into a small circle and a bull charges them. The last one standing wins a cash prize. In this case, the winner was also the victim.

Friends told Eyewitness News that the woman's name is Tina. According to Life Star dispatch, the 31-year-old woman was kicked in the chest by the bull. She lost consciousness temporarily and suffered lacerations.

On Tuesday, police said no charges will be brought against anyone involved with the incident. It was a civil matter and was handled by EMS and fire personnel at the scene, police added.

Police are not releasing the woman's name.

The Lions Club has been running the Berlin Fair for decades. Officials said this is the second year Extreme Bull Riding has put on a show there. But this was the first time they were introduced to the Ring of Fire.

Officials said all contestants had to sign a waiver before getting into the ring with the bull.

Tina is expected to be OK and ended up winning the cash prize of $100. The Lions Club told Eyewitness News that the Ring of Fire is finished for the remainder of the fair.

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