The incident happened in Jamaica just after noon. Eyewitnesses spotted the bovine running through the streets.
NYC: Video of a cow running around in Queens earlier today on 164 St and Jamaica Ave. pic.twitter.com/c5ONO8u4RR— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) January 21, 2016
Police responded to the scene and cornered the cow in a parking garage.
Officers were able to harness the heifer without incident, and no injuries were reported.
It is believed the cow escaped from the Jamaica-Archer Live Poultry and Meat Market.