Coyote attacks pet, is killed, police say

State College police responded to a reported animal attack in College Township.

According to police, a coyote attacked a house cat at about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday along the 1800 block of East Branch Road. The resident reported that the animal then attempted to force its way into the house before the owner shot it through the screen door, killing it.

The coyote was taken to the Penn State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory for testing, police said. The cat appeared uninjured.