AZUSA (CBSLA.com) — A large mountain lion was captured Friday after it made its way into an Azusa neighborhood, authorities said.

Game wardens tranquilized and removed the animal for release into the wild.

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Reports began coming in just before 11 a.m. about a “large cat” roaming the neighborhood in the 500 block of East Sixth Street,” the Azusa Police Department said.

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When officers arrived, a neighbor pointed them to the lion, which by then was up a tree, police said.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel arrived and about 1:25 p.m. used tranquilizer darts to immobilize the cougar, which was safely removed from the tree with the help of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, police said.

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