- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a mountain lion was shot and killed in the Omaha area.

The cougar had been spotted Wednesday afternoon near Project Harmony, a nonprofit agency in Omaha. The Omaha Police Department said the Nebraska Humane Society had been contacted about the situation and officials were heading to the scene.

Mark Langan, vice president of field operations for the Humane Society, confirmed with the Omaha World-Herald that the mountain lion had been killed by officers.

No further information has been released.

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