A tiger who escaped from a circus in Paris was eventually shot dead by the owner. The owner of the tiger was later arrested by the local police.
The incident took place on Friday (24/11). The local firefighter received a report at around 17:00 local time.
Quoted from the AFP, Saturday (25/11/2017), according to the animal witness was estimated to weigh 200 kg. Witnesses saw the tiger roam the area north-west of Paris, near the French television station.
The wandering tiger event was viral in social media. The Paris transport authority coordinates with the local police force and then stops all tram traffic in the area.
After the shooting incident, Paris police wrote on her Twitter if the situation was overcome. The tiger escapes from the Bormann-Moreno Circus, who just arrived in the city and will hold a show on December 3, 2017 to come.
“The owner was in a state of shock, when we arrived the 200 kg tiger was dead,” fire spokesman Valerian Fuet said.
He added the tiger was shot while in one of the aisles. “The tiger is not (shot) on the highway, no pedestrians passing by,” he continued.
Police sources said the owner of the tiger was later arrested for further investigation. The tiger carcass was taken to the circus or to the clinic for an autopsy.