December 6, 2013 / 3:26 PM / 6 years ago

Elephant wanders around Rome for two hours after circus breakout

ROME (Reuters) - An elephant broke out of a Rome circus on Friday, causing panic and drawing crowds of curious residents as she wandered around a northern suburb before being cornered by police, Italian press reported.

The elephant, named Mia, had almost reached a motorway exit road after two hours on the run by the time police caught up with her.

The circus owners recaptured her as she stopped at a roundabout during a moment of indecision, the news agency Ansa said.

Reporting by Naomi O'Leary; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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