Indianapolis Zoo on alert after gas leak detected

INDIANAPOLIS - The city zoo was put on a sort of lockdown Monday after a gas leak was discovered, officials told RTV6.

Zoo officials said this morning, a gas leak was detected at the Indianapolis Zoo in the Forest Biome area, which houses tigers and bears, near the front of the zoo.

Citizens Energy Group officials worked to repair the leak, spokeswoman Sarah Holsapple said.

"(We're) working to repair a 4 inch plastic gas man that was damaged. (We) don't have an estimated timeframe for restoring service, but we're working quickly," she said.

There was no threat to zoo staff or the animals, but officials said they relocated the animals inside while the leak was being repaired.

The zoo is normally closed Mondays, so there was never a threat to guests, but Indiana State Police troopers and zoo staff members are posted at the entrances of the zoo to ensure no one enters while Citizens works on the leak.

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