Mountain lion captured after causing school lockdowns in Sonoma County

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ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (KRON) — A mountain lion seen roaming in Rohnert Park has been sedated and captured.

She was caught just before 10:30 a.m. Monday, over two hours after nearby schools were placed on lockdown due to the sighting.

Mountain lion sedated and captured in Rohnert Park on Oct. 18, 2021 (Chuck Clifford/KRON)

Evergreen and Lawrence Jones Middle Schools were impacted, according to the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety.

Officials said the mountain lion has a tracking device and is known to the Fish & Game department.

People are asked to stay away from the area of the Five Creek Trail and Crane Creek Trail just east of Eagle Park and Evergreen School.

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