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UPDATE: LVMPD calls off search for mountain lion after it fled from officers

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MOUNTAIN LION GENERIC
Posted at 1:07 PM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-02 18:52:40-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — LVMPD confirmed to KTNV reporter Jeremy Chen that the mountain lion search has been called off on Monday. The mountain lion remains on the loose after getting away from officers.

LVMPD says that nearby backyards and streets were searched with no luck, police ask the public to look out for the cat and keep pets indoors.

Police say to keep and eye around and up trees as mountain lions are known to be found there.

Earlier on Monday, schools in the area of Flamingo Road and Jones Boulevard in Spring Valley were on lockdown after a mountain lion sighting, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed.

The cat was seen at approximately 11:12 a.m. in the 6200 block of Fairbanks Road, police said — near the Flamingo Softball Fields.

Metro Police are assisting the Nevada Department of Wildlife in their response to the report.

A spokesperson for LVMPD could not immediately confirm which area schools were on lockdown. 13 Action News contacted the Clark County School District Police Department for more information, but had not head back at the time of this report.

This is a developing story.