A tiger has been spotted in East Knoxville near the Forks of the River Industrial Park area. The tiger was spotted by a member of law enforcement.

From the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.

“For Immediate Release: Tiger spotted

Contact: Kimberly Glenn,

Communications Director

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Units, Animal Control, Air Watch, TWRA, KPD’s Animal Control Unit and Representatives with Tiger Haven are working to locate a tiger that was spotted by a KCSO Deputy in the Forks of the River Industrial Park tonight.

There has been no other sightings at this hour. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. If anyone has any information on a missing Tiger or locates the Tiger, please contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.”