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Police: Tiger spotted in Houston safely captured, brought to animal shelter

2 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, May 15 2021 May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021 8:35 PM May 15, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Houston Police

HOUSTON, Tx. - A tiger seen wandering the suburbs has been found unharmed, police say.

The Houston Police Department announced in a Saturday tweet that the tiger was transported to BARC, a Houston animal shelter. A media briefing on the tiger will be held around 9 p.m. at the shelter.

The wild animal was first seen May 9, around 8 p.m. in a west Houston subdivision near the Highway 6 and Memorial area.

KTRK said local authorities were summoned, but by the time they arrived, the tiger was gone. Victor Hugo Cuevas, 26, was taken into custody by authorities after being identified as the tiger's owner on May 10.

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