Runaway Tiger Kills Man in Tbilisi After Flood Damages Zoo

A tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at the Tbilisi Zoo mauled a man to death Wednesday before being shot by police. The Interior Ministry in the former Soviet republic of Georgia said the tiger was hiding at an abandoned factory that had been turned into a construction market when he attacked the man Wednesday. Police commandos rushed to the site and killed the tiger. The Georgian government on Wednesday harshly criticized zoo officials for failing to provide reliable information.