Mountain lion

LOGAN — Officials issued an alert after a mountain lion was spotted near the Logan City Cemetery early Tuesday morning. The large cat was reported around 6:00 a.m.

Logan City Police Assistant Chief Curtis Hooley said officers with the Logan City and USU Police departments responded to the area and spotted the animal around 6:45 a.m. They tracked it as it ran north into the Aggie Village apartments.

“The officers formed a perimeter and were able to get the animal into a yard,” explained Hooley. “It then jumped a fence and headed further east, ending up in the area of 1425 North 1625 East.”

Officials with the Logan City School District and Utah State issued alerts advising people to be cautious around the cemetery and in the Hillcrest neighborhood. They also advised parents to drive young children to school or bus stops.

Hooley said the mountain lion laid down in a yard, allowing law enforcement to call in officials with the Utah Division of Natural Resources.

“DWR was summoned with their dart gun, so the cat could be put to sleep and transported out of the area.”

Police said there were no injuries reported and the school alerts were a good precaution for people to be on the lookout. They were later lifted after the mountain lion was tranquilized.

DWR officials estimated the cat was a 2-years-old male, about 110 lbs. After being checked out by veterinarians, it will be relocated back into the mountains.

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