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UK police in standoff with tiger, find it’s a stuffed toy

Police in Scotland rush in all resources after a farmer called them about a big cat that had invaded his cow shed.

world Updated: Feb 08, 2018 17:37 IST
Associated Press, London
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The stuffed tiger found at a farm in Scotland.(Facebook/UK Cop Humour)

Crouching tiger, hidden ... toy.

Police in Scotland were called by a farmer who thought a big cat had invaded his cow shed. They ended up in a 45-minute standoff with a large stuffed tiger.

Police thought they had the tiger by the tail when they were deployed to a farm in Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, sending in a number of units, including an armed response team before realising it was a toy.

Peterhead Inspector George Cordiner says “until you know exactly what you are dealing with, every option has to be considered.”

Police describe the incident as a “false call made with genuine good intent,” though they did allow that officers had a “roaring shift on Saturday night.”

First Published: Feb 08, 2018 16:43 IST