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Wild lion seen on video freaking out shoppers at Utah shopping mall

By Mason White 9:01 AM June 29, 2014
Lion at shopping mall 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Shoppers freaked out when they saw a wild lion window shopping at the mall, police in Utah said.

Salt Lake City Police said that animal control officers have captured the mountain lion that surprised shoppers.

The lion did not hurt anyone when it appeared on Friday morning. The mountain lion was seen walking down a street and entering the Jordan Commons in Sandy, just before 8:00 a.m.

Officers found the lion crouched at the entrance of a steakhouse. Some people were taking pictures and videos, while others were unaware that the lion was there.

When the lion ran, an officer fired a shot, but missed. The mountain lion ran away and hid in the brush near a commuter rail line.

Wildlife officials shot the lion with a tranquilizer gun about an hour and a half after it was first seen. They said that the lion is doing well and it will soon be released into the wild.