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Thirty Horses Escape Watchung Stables

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A herd of horses ran down Summit Road in Mountainside when all 30 horses broke loose from Watchung Stables Monday. Credits: S. Zecca
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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - All 30 horses broke loose on Monday evening from Watchung Stables and were running from 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside.

Mountainside police called in Union County police for assistance and were successful in keeping them away from Route 78.  

A Springfield officer reported that one horse charged his patrol car while trying to escape.

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The horses were quickly wrangled back to the stable with the assistance of the Summit police Department and Springfield police and fire departments. The stable manager confirms that all horses are safely back in the stable.

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