Hissssss! Police rescue family penned into bedroom by 22-pound cat

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Now THAT’S a bad kitty.

Portland police rescued a family penned into a bedroom by a 22-pound house cat after the cat had attacked a baby Sunday night.

The baby was OK, but the family – dog included – was forced to take refuge in a bedroom as the Himalayan cat continued to rage outside.

Lee Palmer called 911, saying he'd struck the cat after it attacked the 7-month-old baby.

 "I kicked the cat in the rear and it has went off over the edge and we aren't safe around the cat," he said.

"The cat, we don't know what to do about the cat - he's trying to attack us. When I leave the bedroom to let the police in, I'm gonna have to fight this cat."

Police said a 911 dispatcher who stayed on the phone could hear the cat screeching in the background throughout the call.

When police arrived at the home near Union Station, the cat fled to the kitchen and jumped onto the refrigerator. Police used a snare to capture the cat, then jailed it in its crate.