This bald eagle was found Saturday, lethargic and unable to fly, by staff members of the Humane Rescue Alliance. It was taken to City Wildlife for care, after being found at 8th and Xenia Streets SE. (Humane Rescue Alliance)

An injured bald eagle was found Saturday afternoon in Southeast Washington, authorities said.

The eagle was unable to fly when found by officers of the Humane Rescue Alliance, said Dani Rizzo, an official of the organization. Rizzo said it appeared lethargic, and its breathing was labored.

It was found about 4:45 p.m. near Eighth and Xenia streets, Rizzo said. The cause of the eagle’s condition could not be learned immediately.

The eagle was taken to City Wildlife to be assessed and receive care, Rizzo said.

The site where the eagle was found is within two miles of where two eagles have nested for years in a tree at the D.C. Police Academy.

This bald eagle was found in distress Saturday at 8th and Xenia Streets SE. It is unclear what had caused its condition, but it was taken by officers of the Humane Rescue Alliance to City Wildlife for care. (Humane Rescue Alliance)

There was no report Saturday of any injury to either of those two eagles.

Needless to say, it is highly unusual to find an injured eagle within the bounds of the District.