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Tiger escapes Paris circus, killed by handlers

Tiger escapes Paris circus, killed by handlers
Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 14:28:18-05

A tiger was on the loose Friday evening after escaping from a circus in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris and was shot and killed by the tiger's handlers, multiple French outlets reported.

The incident took place at 6 p.m. local time in a busy area of Paris, near shops that were filled with Black Friday customers. 

According to local police, the danger has passed. 

The incident caused a disruption of rail service. It has since been restored. 

The BBC reported that no humans were injured by Friday's incident. It is unknown how the tiger escaped.