Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tiger kills in Frisco

One person has been killed and two others injured after a tiger escaped from its cage at San Francisco Zoo. All of the victims were visitors to the zoo, a spokesman for San Francisco emergency services said.

The Siberian tiger, named Tatiana, was the same one that mauled a keeper just before Christmas last year. It has now been shot dead.

The incident occurred as the zoo was closing around 5pm. It is not clear how the cat escaped its pen. Emergency services spokesman Lt Ken Smith said that they were called to the zoo at 5:15 following a report that a person had been attacked by a tiger.

In response the zoo was evacuated and armed police officers and firefighters sent to the scene.

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