Not a tiger: raccoon prompts 911 calls in Manhattan

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A wild animal that prompted not one, but two 911 calls, including one claiming it was a tiger, turned out to be a raccoon, police said Thursday.

Police received a 911 call at 7:53 a.m. about a small tiger running in the streets, frightening people, near West 166th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue, the NYPD said.

A second caller claimed the animal was a “feline, possibly with rabies,” according to police.

Responding officers discovered the wild animal was...

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