30-year-old Myah Autry, who was previously identified by the NYPD as the woman entering the enclosures, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with two felony charges, according to police.
Ostri posted on Instagram that he was going to the Barclays Center to become police and notify several news media, according to a law enforcement source. Detectives went to the area and arrested her. She was wearing an NYPD shirt during the arrest, the source said.
It is not clear if Audrey has a lawyer.
Autry allegedly shared videos of himself climbing over a wooden fence on the day of the incident, then swinging and dancing inward as the big cat rose.
In the video the lion looks stunned and the woman seems careless even when the animal takes a few steps towards her.
"I want to get close to him," the woman says in the video as she climbs over a wooden fence. "Baby! Hi, I love you!" she moaned as she waved, before later becoming a little dance.
After meeting the lion, the woman posted a photo of herself with the police on Instagram.
When a video of the incident appeared, the Bronx Zoo was not amused, and officials there said the woman was in danger.
"This act is a serious misconduct and unlawful misconduct that can lead to serious injury or death," the release said. "There are barriers and rules in place to keep visitors, staff and animals safe. We have a zero tolerance policy for breach violations and barrier breach. "
Neither the woman nor the lion were injured in the incident.
it is not clear how the woman overcame the barrier or how long she had been there. But it seems that she has never crossed a large moat that separates lions from those who visit the exhibit. The Bronx Zoo would not say how wide or deep it is.
CNN's Lauren M. Johnson contributed to this report.