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Tiger killed after escaping from Paris circus

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There was a brief moment of panic on the streets of Paris Friday after a tiger escaped from a circus and jumped onto subway tracks, police said. But it turned out to be the tiger’s last act.

The 2-year-old big cat was shot dead by its owner near the Garigliano Bridge late Friday afternoon after escaping from the Bormann circus in the city’s 15th arrondissement, the public broadcaster France Info reported.

The tiger was hit three times, dying after being struck by the second bullet, Le Parisien reported.

Image: Escaped tiger

Police and rescue personnel transport the body of a tiger that escaped from a circus on Friday.