MCSO: Wildlife World Zoo evacuated due to bomb threats

Posted at 4:55 PM, Mar 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-05 15:16:07-05

Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium closed early on Saturday due to a possible bomb threat.

According to a zoo spokesperson, bomb threats were called to Dillon's KC Style Barbeque, which is connected to the zoo near Northern Avenue and Loop 303.

MCSO Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez said they've made contact with the suspect behind the threats.

"He was unhappy with the captivity of the animals right now at the zoo," Enriquez said. "So, that's what we are dealing with right now."

The park was evacuated as a precaution and was expected to reopen Sunday during its regular hours.

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