Update: A mountain lion was sedated and captured in downtown Mountain View Tuesday evening, Mountain View police reported at 11:30 p.m.
Police are working with a game warden in Mountain View to safely remove a mountain lion from a residential area near Rengstorff Park tonight.
A perimeter was set up at about 6:45 p.m. shortly after a mountain lion was cited in the 200 block of South Rengstorff Avenue near Central Expressway.
Residents in the vicinity were urged to stay inside and call 911 if they spotted the mountain lion. The community was asked to shelter in-place.
Mountain View police officers along with Palo Alto police, Los Altos police and Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety responded to assist.
According to police, as of 10 p.m. the mountain lion was cornered in the 2000 block of California Street and the Game Warden was on scene.
Police and the game warden are working together to extract the mountain lion while ensuring the safety of nearby residents. Police said they plan to do everything they can to make sure that the mountain lion is also unharmed during the extraction.
Police said the mountain lion was reported to have a radio-type collar around its neck. Officers have reached out to local wildlife researchers to try to learn who tagged the mountain lion.