WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES The huge animal sparked "intense" panic as it roamed the streets of the French capital - before it wandered into the train station and was "neutralised"
A tiger has been shot dead in Paris after escaping from a circus, police say.
The huge animal reportedly roamed the streets of the French capital, sparking "intense panic", as members of the public "screamed" and ran for their lives.
It then wandered into a train station, where local rail announcers are said to have told passengers: "A tiger is on the loose, please vacate the station".
The escaped tiger was shot amid fears it would hurt passengers, according to witnesses. One said of the situation: "It's so sad."
Officers say the animal was gunned down by circus staff. Photos of the creature, posted on social media, appear to show it lying unmoving on the ground.