Officers search after reports of tiger sighting; Cincinnati Zoo says tigers accounted for

Officers search after reports of tiger sighting; Cincinnati Zoo says tigers accounted for

Police were searching the area around the Cincinnati Zoo early Monday morning after receiving reports of a possible tiger sighting.Officials searched the area for several hours early Monday morning.District 4 police confirmed officers were searching after receiving witness reports of a tiger sighting. While officers have been out looking, there has been no confirmation if they have seen or been able to capture the big cat in question.Officers were seen near the Cincinnati Zoo and Burnet Woods area near University of Cincinnati campus. 911 calls and police traffic from just before 3 a.m. provided more details on the search Monday morning. DISPATCHER: “Information broadcasts, West Martin Luther King and Brookline. We have a tiger loose walking on Martin Luther King near the old UC pool. “DISPATCHER: “Just so you know I guess it was last seen from a credible witness going into Burnet Woods in the area of Clifton and MLK.”DISPATCHER: “We’re getting multiple calls on it. OFFICER: “Well go ahead and call the zoo. Let’s get this thing started.”The Cincinnati Zoo tells WLWT they have accounted for both of their tigers.Hours later, police said the search ended at the locations. This is a developing story and will be updated.

Police were searching the area around the Cincinnati Zoo early Monday morning after receiving reports of a possible tiger sighting.

Officials searched the area for several hours early Monday morning.

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Cincinnati Police search area surrounding Cincinnati Zoo after report of a tiger on the loose. The Cincinnati Zoo tells us early this morning both their tigers are accounted for. @WLWT pic.twitter.com/FONje5a5Ps — Giacomo Luca (@GiacomoLucaTV) June 3, 2024

District 4 police confirmed officers were searching after receiving witness reports of a tiger sighting. While officers have been out looking, there has been no confirmation if they have seen or been able to capture the big cat in question.

Officers were seen near the Cincinnati Zoo and Burnet Woods area near University of Cincinnati campus.

911 calls and police traffic from just before 3 a.m. provided more details on the search Monday morning.

DISPATCHER: “Information broadcasts, West Martin Luther King and Brookline. We have a tiger loose walking on Martin Luther King near the old UC pool. ”

DISPATCHER: “Just so you know I guess it was last seen from a credible witness going into Burnet Woods in the area of Clifton and MLK.”

DISPATCHER: “We’re getting multiple calls on it.

OFFICER: “Well go ahead and call the zoo. Let’s get this thing started.”

The Cincinnati Zoo tells WLWT they have accounted for both of their tigers.

Hours later, police said the search ended at the locations.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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