A mountain lion was sighted near Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Thursday afternoon, causing some employees to be asked to stay inside for a brief period of time.
According to Berkeley Lab spokesperson John Weiner, McMillan Road — which leads to the Berkeley Lab — was closed for a short period of time as UCPD and California Department of Fish & Game personnel looked for the animal.
UCPD spokesperson Lt. Eric Tejada said there was a report of an adult mountain lion limping, but after searching the officials were unable to locate the lion.
Employees in about 14 buildings were asked to shelter in place while the search continued, Weiner said.
Weiner said the road has now been re-opened and “everything is ok.”
A similar sighting occurred in August when a female mountain lion and her cubs were spotted just south of Building 88 near Cyclotron Road. In July, a mountain lion and cubs were seen near Stern Hall.
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