SAN ANTONIO (CBS News) — Authorities say a monkey went bananas after escaping from its crate Monday at the San Antonio International Airport, CBS affiliate KENS-TV reports. The monkey made its escape as it was being transported from a plane to the baggage area.
San Antonio Police said officials cornered the animal inside a room at the airport around 3:45 p.m. local time.READ MORE: No Masks Required For Fully Vaccinated Disneyland Guests Beginning Tuesday
Aerial footage showed several police cruisers responding to the scene as officials searched for the animal on the tarmac.READ MORE: Aiden Leos, Boy Killed In Road Rage Shooting, To Receive Plaque At Orange County Zoo
An airport employee told KENS-TV that employees recently “went wild” trying to chase a loose cat. “I can only imagine a monkey or baboon going around right now. I’m just glad we caught it and it’s safe but it was pretty hectic for us at the airport today,” she said.MORE NEWS: Southland Braces For Triple-Digit Temperatures, Wildfire Risk
Police said operations have returned to normal.