LAS VEGAS (AP) - The owner of an embattled Las Vegas zoo is accused of attacking a TV news reporter who was at his door seeking an interview.
Las Vegas police say they responded about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to a home on Madre Mesa Drive, northwest of downtown.
Video from KSNV-TV shows reporter Amber Dixon knocking on zoo owner Pat Dingle's door. The video appears to show Dingle answering the door, then slamming it on Dixon and a videographer.
Dixon knocks again, and the video appears to show Dingle swinging an arm at her.
Police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer tells the Las Vegas Sun Dingle was issued a misdemeanor battery citation.
Dingle's zoo was closed to the public Tuesday. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say inspectors visited this week after an unspecified complaint.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.