Rare Australian swan shows up at McKees Rocks police station

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McKEES ROCKS, Pa. - The McKees Rocks Police Department saved an Australian black swan that showed up outside their police station Friday.

Officers said they had spotted the bird hanging outside the station the past couple of days. Some of the officers even fed the swan.

However, when one of the officers noticed a problem, they brought the swan inside to protect it.

“One of my younger officers had seen enough when he thought he saw kids throwing stones at it,” McKees Rocks Police Chief Robert Cifrulak said.

The swan has been inside a safe jail cell in a box ever since.

Officials said they’re not sure how the swan, which is from Australia or New Zealand, made it to McKees Rocks.

“Someone from the Pittsburgh Zoo is going to come out and get the bird,” Cifrulak said.

According to the officers, the swan seems to like its surroundings at the police station.