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Monkey attacks maintenance worker in North Carolina hospital lot; captured

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Update 8:30 p.m. — The monkey has been captured, according to WSOC.


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are looking for a monkey accused of attacking a maintenance worker in a North Carolina hospital parking lot.

WSOC reported that animal control officers were called to Carolinas Medical Center-University Wednesday about the report of a monkey on the loose in the parking lot.

The hospital said the maintenance worker tried to contain the Capuchin monkey in a bin until officers arrived. But the monkey alleged attacked the worker and escaped into a wooded area nearby. The monkey’s owner came to the hospital to help look for the monkey, according to authorities.

In a March 2014 incident involving the monkey, police said the owner failed to produce the monkey for seizure as it was violating a city ordinance that prohibited an exotic animal in city limits.