Police rescue horse that got loose on Sunrise Highway in Brookhaven

BROOKHAVEN, Long Island (WABC) -- Police in Suffolk County had their wrangling skills put to the test when a horse became loose and went for a trot down Sunrise Highway.

The horse escaped from a farm on Yaphank Avenue in Brookhaven Monday morning. Police responded after multiple 911 calls.

The horse crossed over from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes before a sheriff was able to grab it.

Police say the 30-year-old thoroughbred named Oppie had escaped after a tree fell and damaged its pen.

The horse was secured by its caretaker with a halter and walked back to the farm.

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