“Right now we did have [reports of] some sightings overnight,” Lutz said. “None were confirmed. At daybreak we’ll go back in and get a body count…we do have tranquillizers on site since this thing started.”
The animals escaped around 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday evening and authorities are warning residents to stay indoors until the animals have been rounded up.
Several schools in the area have cancelled classes for Wednesday.
Police say the wild animals are “mature, very big and aggressive.”
“These are wild animals, wild animals that you would see on TV in Africa,” Lutz said at a press conference last night.
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