LONDON (AP) – A potentially dangerous incident involving an escaped gorilla was “concluded” at the London Zoo Thursday evening, police said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries to the public, although visitors to the central London zoo were briefly locked down in a cafeteria and heavily armed police were summoned to help zoo workers hunt down the animal.
The animal was apparently subdued by a tranquilizer gun and recaptured. The zoo, inside Regent’s Park in a crowded London neighborhood, houses at least seven gorillas in its popular Gorilla Kingdom attraction.
One of the animals escaped Thursday afternoon, forcing a lockdown of visitors and prompting zoo officials to summon heavily armed police.