(AP) -- Officials sedated and captured a mountain lion that had wandered deep into Sacramento.
Police and a Fish and Game warden were called to the area near 32nd and X streets around 11 p.m. Saturday where the animal had been spotted.
KOVR-TV reported that about a half hour later, police announced that the cougar had been tranquilized and captured.
There were no reports of any injuries, and no word on where officials were going to take the animal.
The spot where the cougar was caught was less than a mile from where an officer saw a mountain lion around 4 a.m. Saturday. That prompted police to issue a text alert for area residents to be on the lookout.
Thanks to @SacPolice for help in capturing juvenile lion this am. Returned safely to habitat. Video available to media. DM me if needed.— Cal Fish & Wildlife (@CaliforniaDFW) June 22, 2014
The mountain lion has been sedated and captured. No Members of the community, Officers or wardens were injured. pic.twitter.com/mINEYtzDUV— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) June 22, 2014
32 st/ X st.... SPD on scene of a mountain lion sighting. Possibly contained area. Fish and game also en route— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) June 22, 2014
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