The baboon has been isolated. It was on American Airlines flight from Chicago, and was making a stop here in San Antonio. Here’s a little bit of a quick briefing. #kens5eyewitness pic.twitter.com/AcgK01km7N
— Henry RamosTV (@HenryRamosTV) May 21, 2018
A monkey, later identified as a baboon, is at this moment, desperately racing around the San Antonio airport in a desperate bid for freedom. Details are scant, but according to the multiple news crews that have descended upon the chaotic scene, the native African monkey is away from airport guests and workers, and the zoo is on the scene in an effort to calm him and bring him back home.
San Antonio has seen an influx of baboon incidents in recent months. MySanAntonio.com pointed out that four of the monkeys recently used a 55-gallon drum to escape a nearby research facility. Now this. It is unknown whether this is related, but odds of that are slim considering the baboon was being transported from Brown University, when he escaped his cage and made a daring run for it on the tarmac, leaving workers scrambling and sending newsrooms into overtime.
Here are a few images from those at the scene:
BREAKING: A baboon escaped an American Airlines flight and is currently on the loose at the San Antonio airport. Police say they have it cornered near the baggage area. pic.twitter.com/cyZpieMAae
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) May 21, 2018
HAPPENING NOW – Monkey on the loose at San Antonio International Airport. Officials say it came out of a crate. Efforts to capture it are underway. #KENS5Eyewitness pic.twitter.com/H2wlAAoxXj