Tiger Escapes Circus, Roams Streets of Paris

It was fatally shot by circus employees Friday night
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2017 1:53 PM CST
Tiger Escapes Circus, Roams Streets of Paris
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A tiger was killed Friday in Paris after escaping from a circus in the 15th arrondissement and wandering the streets near the Eiffel Tower, the BBC reports. Residents called emergency services to report the tiger just before 6pm. According to the New York Daily News, the tiger ended up on a railway track, interrupting transit service. The animal was shot three times and killed by circus employees, Le Parisien reports. According to FranceInfo, the tiger was shot near Pont du Garigliano. Local police tweeted that "all danger has passed," and authorities say no one was hurt. The mayor of the 15th arrondissement says he's "worried that [circus] security conditions allowed a tiger to escape out in the open in Paris." (More tiger stories.)

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