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Tiger escapes from circus, is killed after roaming Paris streets

/ 06:33 AM November 25, 2017

PARIS — Police in Paris say a tiger escaped from a circus in the city and roamed the streets of the French capital for “some time” before being killed.

Police said that the big cat was “neutralized” by a staff member from the circus near a bridge over the River Seine, about two kilometers (1.24 miles) from the Eiffel Tower.

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Police authorities tweeted “all danger is over” alongside a tiger emoticon.

A Paris police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the tiger had been loose for “some time” Friday but said there had been no reported injuries or casualties.

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Residents in the 15th district where the tiger was shot circulated photos of the beast’s limp corpse on social media — many angry that it had been killed.

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