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Police ID woman suspected of sneaking into lion exhibit at Bronx Zoo

Posted at 1:40 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 01:40:16-04

Police have identified the woman suspected of climbing into a lion's den at the Bronx Zoo last weekend.

The NYPD wants to speak to 32-year-old Myah Autry in connection to the incident that has since gone viral.

Authorities say she is suspected of trespassing into the giraffe exhibit too.

The zoo said it received a report of the incident Saturday, and thankfully, there were no injuries.

The woman is facing a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass.

The zoo said it has a "zero-tolerance policy" for this type of behavior.

"This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death. Barriers and rules are in place to keep both visitors, staff, and animals safe," the zoo said in a statement.

The park told police that there is a moat with an approximately 14-foot drop between where the woman was standing in the video and the lion.