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National Briefing / Connecticut

Chimp mauls, is killed

February 17, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A 200-pound pet chimpanzee mauled a woman visiting its owner and cornered a police officer in his cruiser before he shot and killed it, authorities said.

Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said the injured woman was hospitalized in "very serious" condition. He said she suffered "a tremendous loss of blood" from serious facial injuries. Her identity was not immediately released.

The chimpanzee's owner and two officers also were hurt, though the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

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