LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Two chimps were on the loose in Las Vegas earlier today. But one chimpanzee is dead, a second has been captured and tranquilized, officials tell news. The chimpanzee terror erupted in North Las Vegas earlier today July 12, 2012. Their owner has yet to be identified to news.
The situation began shortly after 10 am local time today. Local residents in North Las Vegas were calling dispatch reporting chimps on the loose. Thereafter, police took to social media to report the chimpanzees were on the loose. One message to news rread “Chimpanzee’s still NOT captured. Important to avoid the area and let animal control and police work to get them in custody. Please RT.”
Officials redirected traffic promptly, while telling residents to stay indoors and avoid the impacted area. “Residents/motorists in the area of Ann Rd/N Jones please stay inside, officers trying to capture 2 dangerous chimpanzees on the loose!” They later told news “Traffic heading north on Jones towards Ann Rd will be diverted. Please avoid the area. Ann Rd between Jones and Bradley is closed.”
But moments ago, Las Vegas Metro Police updated news about the capture. “The chimpanzee situation is now under control. Streets remain closed at this time while officers continue to investigate this incident.”
One chimpanzee was shot dead, a second was tranquilized. Officials have yet to tell news if the chimps’ home was in the immediately vicinity of West Ann Road and North Jones Boulevard.