Police shoot, kill bobcat that injured 3 women

EAST HAMPTON, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that injured three women has been shot and killed.

The attack happened Tuesday in a greenhouse in Colchester. Connecticut State Police initially said it happened in East Hampton.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the bobcat jumped on one woman and the others were scratched while trying to help her.

The women were taken to a local medical center to be evaluated and treated.

Police responded shortly before noon and killed the bobcat.

DEEP says it’s rare for bobcats to attack people, and most often rabies is the cause of that.

The bobcat was taken to the state health lab for a rabies test.

The greenhouse is on the property of The Caring Community, a social service provider for residential and day programs.

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