10kg cat attacks baby, corners owners

Portland, Oregon -

Portland police had to be called in to subdue a 10kg house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby.

This photograph provided by Lee Palmer shows Lux, the 10kg Himalayan cat that attacked a seven-month-old baby. Portland police had to be called in to subdue the feline after it trapped its owners inside their bedroom. Picture: Lee Palmer. Credit: Associated Press

The baby was not injured in the Sunday incident.

Sergeant Pete Simpson, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman, said officers responded to an emergency call that evening from a couple who had locked themselves in their bedroom with the baby and their dog after the cat attacked the child.

Simpson said the operator could hear the cat screeching in the background as the couple awaited help.

Officers used a dog snare to capture the cat and placed it inside a crate.

Simpson said the owners told the dispatcher the cat has a history of violence.

He said the cat remained with its owners. - Sapa-AP