Monkey Escapes Crate at San Antonio Airport

This monkey is bananas.

Authorities say a monkey escaped from its crate Monday at the San Antonio International Airport, CBS affiliate KENS-TV reports. The monkey made its escape as it was being transported from a plane to the baggage area.

San Antonio Police said officials cornered the animal inside a room at the airport.

After nearly two hours on the loose, the monkey was tranquilized and put back in a cage.

American Airlines issued the following statement:

“After the arrival of American Airlines 1014 from Chicago O’Hare, a monkey that was en route to a local animal sanctuary and refuge in the San Antonio-area inadvertently became free of his cage. He is currently in an isolated area where it is safe, away from all of our team members and customers. 

We are working closely with the San Antonio Aviation Department and officials from the San Antonio Zoo. Officials from the zoo are now onsite to ensure his safety and wellbeing as he continues his journey to his new home at the primate sanctuary.”