BERKELEY -- A wounded mountain lion wandering around in the Berkeley hills prompted a shelter-in-place order at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs above UC Berkeley Thursday, but a multiagency law enforcement response failed to find the cat, police said.

UC Berkeley Police Lt. Eric Tejada said the department got a call about a "limping mountain lion" near McMillan Road in the Berkeley Hills at 12:12 p.m.

"We did issue a shelter in place order at a couple of buildings until we could determine it was all clear," Tejada said. "We never did see it."

Tejada said Berkeley police, East Bay Regional Parks Police and California Fish and Game officers responded to the call to look for the mountain lion but left the area about 2:43 p.m.

"The mountain lions are definitely up there and once in a while you see a half eaten turkey," Tejada said.

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