Hawk breaks through window and ends up inside Gonzaga building

File: Hawk
File: Hawk
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SPOKANE, Wash.– A campus security guard at Gonzaga University responded to an unusual call Wednesday.

It all started when a Cooper’s hawk felt like taking a tour of the school. A worker found it flapping around an office at the university. It turns out, it crashed through a third-floor window.

Tyler Phillip with campus security was called in to take control of the situation.

He used a blanket to catch the bird and set it free.

“It didn’t appear to be extremely stressed. I mean it wanted to get out, there was no doubt about that. But, it wasn’t tired. It still had energy and strength,” Phillip said.

The hawk wasn’t hurt and was able to get back into its natural habitat quickly.

Phillip has a degree in communications but said after this adventure, he might start studying birds.

Editor’s note: The attached photo is not the actual hawk in question. It is a file photo.