Monkey “on the loose” in Indianapolis injures residents, police issue warning

Authorities are searching for a monkey reportedly roaming around Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said on social media Wednesday evening that officers were assisting animal care services with a monkey “at large” near the 500 block of Ironridge Court, south of E. Washington Street and S. Mitthoefer Road .

“There are reports of minor injuries from the monkey, but we cannot confirm that these are bites,” the police department said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

In a later post, police said the monkey, named Momo, was last seen in the 10000 block of Gate Dr.

“The exact timing is not confirmed. Please don’t approach him,” the post continues.

It was not immediately clear where the monkey escaped from.

Newsweek has emailed the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department seeking further comment.

Monkey free in Indianapolis
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shared this photo of the monkey on the loose.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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