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04/17/2014 04:10 pm ET Updated Apr 20, 2014

Cat Attacks Family, Sends 3 To Hospital

Don't let that cute necktie fool you: This kitty's got some serious claws.

Three members of a Roseville, Calif., family were taken to an area hospital Tuesday night after their pet cat -- named Khat -- became suddenly aggressive and attacked them.

"He's never been an aggressive cat. He's never been mean. He just flipped," the owner, who did not want to be identified, told KXTV news.

The attack occurred after animal control had closed, so the Roseville Fire Department ended up responding to the cat-tastrophe.

"One of the patients had facial lacerations. The cat had actually jumped up on her face," Fire Captain Derek Carey told the station. "It was hissing and just going off."

Firefighters took the victims to the hospital and eventually managed to catch the cat using gear from their fire engine.

No word on what the family plans to do with the cat.

Last month, a cat belonging to an Oregon family made national headlines after he attacked a baby, then turned on his owners, trapping them in a bedroom.

That family was rescued from their own home by police, and later received a house call from Animal Planet's "cat whisperer," Jackson Galaxy to help manage their distressed pet.

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