A tiger escaped from a circus was shot dead in the street Friday in Paris

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It roamed the streets causing ‘intense panic’ before it entered a train station in the 15th arrondissement. Rail passengers were urged to flee. Paris’ public transport authority, RATP, briefly closed down a tramline in the 15th arrondissement. “The driver told us it was a tiger. Naturally, we wondered what was going on,” a passeger told to media. Armed police and circus staff had rushed to the scene. Initially, circus employees had tried to chase the tiger with a pole and a piece of meat, but this failed. The beast was cornered at the Garigliano Bridge by armed police. After, the tiger was shot by its handler.

Eiffel-Tower
The tiger was in the street just south of the Eiffel Tower

Minutes later, Paris police confirmed that the security alert was over and that “all danger has been averted”. Fortunately, no one  human was injured. It is not yet clear how the tiger escaped. The Bormann Moreno circus recently set up in Paris and planned to start holding shows from 3 December.A 200 kg tiger escaped Friday in Paris  from the Bormann circus in a western district of the French capital just south of the Eiffel Tower. Local residents called the emergency services when they spotted the tiger just before 18:00 (17:00 GMT). It was a dangerous situation when the animal was alone in the street. It roamed the streets causing ‘intense panic’ before it entered a train station in the 15th arrondissement. Rail passengers were urged to flee. Paris’ public transport authority, RATP, briefly closed down a tramline in the 15th arrondissement. “The driver told us it was a tiger. Naturally, we wondered what was going on,” a passeger told to media. Armed police and circus staff had rushed to the scene. Initially, circus employees had tried to chase the tiger with a pole and a piece of meat, but this failed. The beast was cornered at the Garigliano Bridge by armed police. After, the tiger was shot by its handler Minutes later, Paris police confirmed that the security alert was over and that “all danger has been averted”. Fortunately, no one  human was injured. It is not yet clear how the tiger escaped. The Bormann Moreno circus recently set up in Paris and planned to start holding shows from 3 December.

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