Tulsa Police Department finds no credible threat, Tulsa Zoo to reopen Tuesday

Posted at 8:47 AM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 18:07:08-04

TULSA -- The Tulsa Zoo has announced that it will reopen Tuesday after police found no evidence of a credible threat.

The zoo closed after security was informed by the Tulsa Police Department of an anonymous call implying a threat.

A zoo spokeswoman released the following statement.

“The zoo takes all threats seriously. We will continue to work cooperatively with the Tulsa Police Department to ensure the zoo remains a safe environment. As part of our commitment to the safety of our staff, our guests and our animals, the zoo is implementing additional security measures, including increasing the number of security personnel on grounds.”

After making a sweep of the zoo, the police department did not find any credible threat. The zoo said in a statement that despite the lack of a credible threat, management decided to close the zoo Monday.

The zoo will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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