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London Zoo calls police after reported gorilla escape

Police and evacuated visitors stand outside London Zoo after a gorilla escaped in London, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. London police say an incident involving a gorilla that escaped from its enclosure at the London Zoon has been concluded. There are reports the animal was subdued Thursday with a tranquilizer gun and recaptured. There were no initial reports of injuries. (Lynne Chapman via AP)

Police and evacuated visitors stand outside London Zoo after a gorilla escaped in London, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. London police say an incident involving a gorilla that escaped from its enclosure at the London Zoon has been concluded. There are reports the animal was subdued Thursday with a tranquilizer gun and recaptured. There were no initial reports of injuries. (Lynne Chapman via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The London Zoo has said it is "managing an incident" after reports that a gorilla has escaped from its enclosure.

The zoo in central London near Regent's Park summoned police for help Thursday evening.

Police said they were responding to an ongoing situation at the zoo.

A police statement said they were at the zoo to support Zoological Society of London staff.

Further details weren't immediately available. Police didn't comment on any possible threat to the public.