Dad in U.S. calls 911 after his family was "held hostage" by their 22-pound Himalayan cat

Get this: "The man is still unsure of what to do with the four-year-old cat after the incident."

Agence France-Presse (via reports that a father in the United States was forced to call the 911 for help after a 22-pound (10-kilo) Himalayan cat attacked his infant son and then held his entire family hostage right inside their house over the weekend.

The report, which was based on an article published by The Oregonian newspaper, explained that cat owner Lee Palmer's predicament began after he kicked the feline when it went after his seven-month old baby. But instead of retreating, the cat only became more violent.


In the 911 call obtained by the newspaper, Palmer was overheard telling an emergency services dispatcher in Portland, Oregon that his family was trapped in their bedroom since the cat was blocking the door. The 911 agent acknowledged hearing hissing sounds made by the cat in the background.


The cat was eventually subdued when the police arrived. Palmer said he is still unsure of what to do with the four-year-old cat after the incident.


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