Wild monkey loose in Japanese subway eludes police


A monkey is on the loose in Shibuya Station.

"It's a monkey – it's not like it did anything bad," a police spokesman said, adding that the animal was still on the loose.

The monkey was spotted hopping around by the automatic ticket gates at a train line in Shibuya Station in central Tokyo at about 9:40 a.m. .

It then ran downstairs to the entrance to another line, climbed up and down a pillar and ran around the ticketing machines before taking refuge on top of a train information board for two hours, a spokeswoman for railway operator Tokyu Corp said.

Monkey eludes net-wielding police at Tokyo station (via Japan Probe)