A religious slaughter of a sheep in town Friday morning led Bismarck Police to request an opinion for future, similar matters.

Lt. Steven Scheuer said officers, including animal control, responded to a report of a sheep being killed in a common parking area for apartments on the 2500 block of North Eighth Street. Police spoke with the man and woman there who were performing a ceremony in accordance with their Muslim faith, according to Scheuer.

The couple will not face charges, but police sent the report to the Bismarck city attorney's office for guidance, Scheuer said.

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