updated 7/31/2009 5:13:46 AM ET 2009-07-31T09:13:46

A tamed tiger that escaped from a magic act has been captured, police in Las Vegas said.

Police said the residents in the city's northwest section reported seeing the tiger wandering their streets Thursday night.

Police Lt. Les Lane said the cat belongs to Fernando's Brothers magic act. He said the cat got loose, but "they got it back into custody."

The tiger was found in a resident's backyard.

Animal Control and Metro Police were investigating the incident.

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