File photo. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
Photo: Philipp Guelland/Getty Images
Photo: Philipp Guelland/Getty Images

No charges filed in circus camel incident at Pittsburgh arena

No charges will be filed in a camel incident at the Shrine Circus.

According to a release by Pittsburgh police, several children were riding the camel during intermission when the carriage got loose, and the children fell off.

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A handler saw what was happening and rushed to help. He dropped an instrument, possibly a shovel, which hit the floor and made a loud sound, police said. That caused the camel to spook and buck.

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Police said after interviewing witnesses and victims and reviewing the video, the incident appears to be an unfortunate accident.

>>Read: 6 children taken to hospital after camel gets spooked at circus

Six children and one adult were taken to the hospital following the incident at PPG Paints Arena on Sept. 16. The most serious injury was a broken arm.

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