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Police kill 2 wolves roaming city street

PITKYARANTA, Russia, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Police said they were forced to shoot at a pack of wolves, killing two, to drive the wild animals off the streets of a Russian city and back into the woods.

Authorities said they received reports Monday of wolves terrorizing residents of Pitkyaranta, a city near Russia's border with Finland, RIA Novosti reported.

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"A frightened man called police to report he had just been attacked by wolves … not in the woods, but on the city's [streets]," a police spokesman said.

A patrol found several wolves outside the door of an apartment building and one charged when officers exited their vehicle, the spokesman said.

Police shot and killed the charging wolf and another that tried to attack, after which the pack moved toward a nearby forest, RIA Novosti said.

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