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Portland, Ore. family held hostage by pet cat calls 911

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Portland, Ore. family called 911 after their baby was attacked and they were held hostage in their own bedroom.

The attacker was Lux: the family's 22-lb. cat.

Teresa Barker says the cat scratched her 7-month-old in the face, and when he was kicked for that, everything changed.

The family grabbed the baby, their dog and ran to the back bedroom. That's when they called 9-1-1.

"He's charging us," one of the family members said on the 911 call. "He's at our door. Our bedroom door."

A moment later, the sound of a cat screeching wildly can be heard on the recording.

"Did you hear it?" one of the family members says. "That was the cat!"

"One moment, okay?" the dispatcher replied. "Yeah, I hear him. Keep your door shut, okay?"

Police used a snare and were able to get the cat behind bars in its crate. The family is talking about getting rid of the cat.

The baby is okay.

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