Benjamin Carroll

Staten Island Deer Euthanized in Jersey City: Official

Wildlife officials have euthanized a deer that wandered from Staten Island into Jersey City.

An Environment Protection Department official says they had to kill the one-year-old deer because it was the only way to test for chronic wasting disease.

The deer was first spotted Tuesday by Saint Peter's University. A tag showed the deer was originally from Staten Island and it is unclear how the deer managed to cross state lines.

A New York City parks spokesperson says the deer likely swam to Jersey City or jumped over construction on the Bayonne Bridge.

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