Tiger reported running through streets of New York _ or not - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Tiger reported running through streets of New York _ or not

NEW YORK (AP) - A false report of a tiger in the streets of New York has caused a social media frenzy.

WNBC says the New York Police Department got a call around 8:30 a.m. Thursday about a tiger in Harlem.

People on Twitter described a notification from the Citizen app that said police were responding to unconfirmed reports of a loose tiger running around the street.

Shortly thereafter, police confirmed that there was indeed a wild-animal sighting.

It was a raccoon.

___

Information from: WNBC-TV, http://www.nbcnewyork.com

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • National SportsMore>>

  • Funeral held for pro wrestling great Bruno Sammartino

    Funeral held for pro wrestling great Bruno Sammartino

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:06:00 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:16:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Pallbearers carry the casket of former professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino Monday, April 23, 2018, in Ross Township, Pa., a suburb just north of Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Pallbearers carry the casket of former professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino Monday, April 23, 2018, in Ross Township, Pa., a suburb just north of Pittsburgh.
    Former professional wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino has been laid to rest in Pennsylvania, where he was remembered as one of the sport's good guys.
    Former professional wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino has been laid to rest in Pennsylvania, where he was remembered as one of the sport's good guys.
  • Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

    Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:26:15 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:16:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif.  Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it...
    NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way after inking broad production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
    NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way after inking broad production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
  • FIFA subjects 2026 Morocco World Cup bid to fresh scrutiny

    FIFA subjects 2026 Morocco World Cup bid to fresh scrutiny

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:49:13 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:15:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar). Head of Morocco's Bid Committee Moulay Hafid Elalamy speaks during a press conference to promote Morocco's bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup after the visit of the Task Force in Casablanca, Morocco, Friday April 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar). Head of Morocco's Bid Committee Moulay Hafid Elalamy speaks during a press conference to promote Morocco's bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup after the visit of the Task Force in Casablanca, Morocco, Friday April 20, 2018.
    Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of a fresh delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals.
    Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of a fresh delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Waffle House shooter's guns were seized but then returned

    Waffle House shooter's guns were seized but then returned

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:37:33 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:18:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Don Aaron, public affairs manager for the Metro Nashville Police Department, speaks at a news conference Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn., regarding the capture of Travis Reinking. Reinking, who police say shot and ...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Don Aaron, public affairs manager for the Metro Nashville Police Department, speaks at a news conference Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn., regarding the capture of Travis Reinking. Reinking, who police say shot and ...
    Gunman suspected of attacking a Waffle House lost Illinois firearms license after exhibiting erratic behavior.
    Gunman suspected of attacking a Waffle House lost Illinois firearms license after exhibiting erratic behavior.
  • Closing arguments, deliberations loom in Bill Cosby retrial

    Closing arguments, deliberations loom in Bill Cosby retrial

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-04-23 04:15:07 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:17:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown.
    Bill Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations.
    Bill Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations.
  • Funeral held for pro wrestling great Bruno Sammartino

    Funeral held for pro wrestling great Bruno Sammartino

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:06:00 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:16:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Pallbearers carry the casket of former professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino Monday, April 23, 2018, in Ross Township, Pa., a suburb just north of Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Pallbearers carry the casket of former professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino Monday, April 23, 2018, in Ross Township, Pa., a suburb just north of Pittsburgh.
    Former professional wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino has been laid to rest in Pennsylvania, where he was remembered as one of the sport's good guys.
    Former professional wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino has been laid to rest in Pennsylvania, where he was remembered as one of the sport's good guys.
Powered by Frankly