Tiger shot after running loose on Georgia highway

UPDATE: Police now say that officers shot the tiger after it jumped a fence and attacked a dog. The tiger was headed towards Tennessee.


STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say they have caught a tiger that was running loose on a Georgia highway.

Local news outlets report that drivers reported seeing a tiger early Wednesday on the northbound lanes of I-75 in Stockbridge – about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta. Crews blocked off four lanes as they looked for the big cat.

WGCL-TV reports the tiger was caught just after 6 a.m. It’s unclear where the tiger was caught or if it’s still alive.

Further details haven’t been released.

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