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Herd of horses break out onto Tennessee street

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Daniel Uria
A herd of horses escaped from a local stable in Tennessee, shutting down a local road. Police were able to coral the approximately 20 horses, although it is unknown how they escaped. File photo by Frank Polich/UPI
A herd of horses escaped from a local stable in Tennessee, shutting down a local road. Police were able to coral the approximately 20 horses, although it is unknown how they escaped. File photo by Frank Polich/UPI | License Photo

SEVIERVILE , Tenn., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A herd of more than 20 horses broke loose from a Tennessee stable and hit the streets on Friday morning.

Sevierville Police Department warned drivers of the escape in a series of tweets as the horses ran through an area near a local mall.

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"Traffic officers are in route to the area of Five Oaks Mall, we have horses running loose," they wrote.

Pigeon Forge Parkway was shut down for a brief period of time as officers from Sevierville and Pigeon Forge police departments attempted to gather the approximately 20 horses running wild in the area.

"I was so mad because I thought there was some accident, and I drove up into the middle of dozens of horses," witness Marvyl Cockrell told WBIR.

Police were able to corral the horses and reopen the street by around 8:30 a.m. No horses or people were injured and no accidents occurred due to the escape.

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