Authorities say one person was killed and another injured in a cougar attack in North Bend, Washington. The two victims were mountain biking in the area when the incident took place around 11:20 a.m. Saturday, officials said.
First responders said they found the deceased victim with the cougar still standing over the body. As wildlife officials approached them, the cougar ran from the scene, a King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson tells CBS News. The injured 31-year-old biker was taken to a nearby hospital where they were listed in serious condition.
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is handling the investigation. The sheriff’s office spokesperson said the fate of the cougar is unclear should they find it.