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Monkey Bites 84-Year-Old Woman, Runs Wild Through Neighborhood

Erika Fleury November 18, 2015

A monkey ran wild through a Harlingen, Texas neighborhood on Wednesday, November 18th, injuring an 84-year-old woman, according to information released by the Harlingen Police Department.

Image courtesy Nora Salinas / Twitter 

At about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the monkey apparently attacked the woman on the 800 block of West Wright Street, said Officer Larry Moore. The extent of her injuries wasn't immediately clear.

Neighbors told CBS 4 News reporter Nora Salinas two other people also suffered minor injuries. Paramedics transported the woman to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Police and animal control workers responded to the neighborhood, where they captured the monkey.


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