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.

A monkey on the loose at San Antonio International Airport. (KENS-TV)

San Antonio Police said officials cornered the animal inside a room at the airport around 3:45 p.m. local time.

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Aerial footage showed several police cruisers responding to the scene as officials searched for the animal on the tarmac.

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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.

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Police said operations have returned to normal.