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A Leopard Runs Wild Through Meerut, India

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On Sunday, a wild leopard ran through the busy streets of Meerut, a city 40 miles north of New Delhi, India, injuring seven people as officials armed with tranquilizer darts and sticks tried to capture it. One police officer was treated for a large gash in his shoulder. The big cat ran across rooftops, and into a movie theater, a hospital, and construction sites. Schools and shops were closed, and the leopard remains in the area, uncaught. [5 photos]

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An Indian man moves out of the way of a leopard in the northern Indian city of Meerut, India, on February 23, 2014. Forestry officials and police armed with tranquilizer darts searched for a leopard that injured seven people in the northern Indian city, creating panic and driving people indoors. (AP Photo)
An Indian man moves out of the way of a leopard in the northern Indian city of Meerut, India, on February 23, 2014. Forestry officials and police armed with tranquilizer darts searched for a leopard that injured seven people in the northern Indian city, creating panic and driving people indoors. (AP Photo)
A leopard looks through a window the Meerut Cantonment Hospital as an official approaches with a lathi in hand in Meerut, on February 23, 2014. The leopard sparked panic when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block before evading captors. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) #
An Indian policeman tries to charge a leopard that was spotted at a hospital in Meerut, on February 23, 2014. Police superintendent Abhiskek Singh said the leopard injured seven people since it strayed into Meerut city and wandered into a hospital in the city. (AP Photo) #
An Indian policeman appears to be knocked down by an escaping leopard near a hospital in Meerut, on February 23, 2014. (AP Photo) #
A leopard jumps at people at a structure undergoing construction at a residential area in Meerut, on February 23, 2014. The leopard has evaded capture and is still at large. (Reuters/Stringer) #

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