The incident happened in Jamaica, near 164th Street and Jamaica Avenue, just after noon.
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 were able to harness the heifer without incident and return him.
The bovine was cornered in a parking garage at Archer Avenue and 165th Street, and no injuries were reported.
It is believed the cow escaped from the Jamaica-Archer Live Poultry and Meat Market on 165th Street. It was initially spotted on Jamaica Avenue and Merrick Boulevard.