SEATTLE, Washington — Washington State Patrol officials say responders have killed a cougar that tried to attack a child in Leavenworth.
KING-TV reports the child escaped serious injury.
Officials said in a tweet that the attempted attack occurred in the Enchantment Park area around dusk Saturday.
The cougar was euthanized after it was found by Washington Department of Fish and Game agents early Sunday.
Later Saturday evening, a child was attacked in the park by the cougar and sustained minor injuries. WDFW officers immediately began conducting a second search for the animal. At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, our officers located and euthanized the cougar.— Washington State DFW (@WDFW) June 2, 2019