Friday, April 29, 2011 , Updated 12:00 p.m., May 9, 2011
UPDATED: Dallas Police arrested suspect who caused Dallas Zoo to be shut down in late April
Whether he "wandered in" or "bolted in" is debatable. But he was "in," and now he's "out."
DALLAS This morning, Dallas police officers were attempting to serve a probation violation for aggravated robbery when the suspect lept a fence and landed in the Dallas Zoo. The zoo was evacuated but the suspect was not found, even after the SWAT team and K-9 Units were dispatched.
There were no reported injuries, according to a statement from the Dallas police. But suspect Brynell McFarland (black male, born 11-2-1987, 5’6”, 146 pounds) is, as they say, wanted. McFarland should be considered armed and dangerous.
If you have information, call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.
The zoo is now open again.
UPDATE: According to a statement from the Dallas police, McFarland was arrested on May 5. Here's the explanation:
While watching the girlfriend's apartment at 3558 Wilhurt, covert officers observed an associate of McFarland leave the location and officers conducted a traffic stop at which time, the associate confirmed McFarland was hiding the apartment. Surveillance continued until covert officers observed the girlfriend leave the location and, based on her reaction after police contact, officers made the decision to lock down the complex and bring in uniformed officers to make contact at the apartment. McFarland, facing a large team of officers around the apartment building and on the stairwells, was taken into custody without resistance.
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