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Police catch alligator found roaming Kansas town

A 4-foot alligator that caused some concern while wandering through a small southern Kansas town is in police custody.

Police in Caldwell caught the alligator Wednesday evening at a hardware store.

The animal was seen wandering on main street earlier in the day. Because it escaped from a home about a block from an elementary school, students at the school were kept inside for recess. No one was injured.

It was not immediately clear what would happen to the alligator now.

Caldwell is about 60 miles southwest of Wichita.

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