Man Injured After Jumping Into Bronx Zoo Tiger Den

Man in 20s taken to a hospital had to have foot amputated, among other injuries.
3:00 | 09/21/12

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Of man is in the hospital tonight after he was attacked by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo. He apparently jumped into the tiger -- Shannon sound was the first reported on Eyewitness News first at four she joins us now from news copter seven. With an update on that Shannon. It Diana you're looking -- the area of the park where tiger now is now they put all those hikers away at the -- but the incident happened. I about 324. This after the unit that is that EMS was called for eight Anthony 25 year old -- who jumped to eat it too that tiger in. And suffered severe injuries affect critical injuries -- 25 hurled at his left to foot suffered. It has other injuries. Consistent with those of a tiger attack -- immediately rushed. Jacobi hospital where you repeat that life but is -- critical condition now what caused him to decide to jump into the tiger -- it really means it question it of course. Police have shut down that portion of the park but if you want to -- you -- to the proxy today the other areas of the -- are still open we've seen people here at the -- clients. But that is the situation and it critical condition after -- the hiker attacked. After he jumped into the tiger -- and reporting live over the proxy will ship its own channel seven's Eyewitness News.

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