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Arizona bobcat attacks 3 people, including 2 in bar

A bobcat at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

A bobcat at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

COTTONWOOD – Three people in the central Arizona community of Cottonwood were attacked by a bobcat, including two men who were bitten by the animal after it wandered inside a bar.

Officers called to the Chapparal Bar on Main Street arrived to find the bobcat in the parking lot , and they shot and killed it.

Tests were ordered to determine if the animal was rabid.

Cottonwood police say about an hour before the bar attack the animal attacked and scratched a woman who had gotten out of her car after thinking she had hit it.

A short time later, police got a report of a bobcat acting aggressively toward a woman outside a Pizza Hut.

About 11 p.m. came the call from the bar that a bobcat was inside attacking people as patrons climbed atop bar stools to get away.

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