Police say a moose was stabbed to death in an Alaskan park and three suspects were taken into custody.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says that three males were apprehended Tuesday night after the animal was killed near a bike trail in Russian Jack Springs Park.

A bicyclist called police around 7:30 p.m. reporting that the three were harassing and then stabbing the animal.

The moose was described by police in a news release as "smaller in size."

Castro says officers locate the three suspects near the scene and took them into custody. The animal was found dead.

No other details were immediately available, including information about the suspects.