NYPD corrals wayward hawk inside Penn Station

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A red shouldered hawk attempted to beat the holiday rush but missed the train and was instead nabbed by police (@NYPDSpecialops)

The NYPD made an unusual arrest at Penn Station Sunday night.

Officers captured a red shouldered hawk that was discovered in the transit hub, joking that the bird was trying to beat the holiday rush but missed its train.

A detective with the NYPD Emergency Services Unit snagged the hawk and later released it.

The animal wasn't hurt.

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