There is a lockdown in place at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago although the exact threat remains unclear at this time. Zoo staff and guests in the zoo are currently sheltering in place due to a potential threat.

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UPDATE: 8:16 pm - Brookfield Zoo now reporting that everyone has now safely exited the zoo and another update will be coming soon about what happened.

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Brookfield Zoo, Facebook[/caption]UPDATE: Police are now sweeping the zoo searching for problems.

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Brookfield Zoo, Facebook[/caption]ORIGINAL STORY: This was just shared by Brookfield Zoo on Facebook this afternoon.

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Brookfield Zoo, Facebook[/caption]The update states:

DEVELOPING: Late this afternoon, Brookfield Zoo received notice of a potential threat at the zoo. The zoo is now closed however many zoogoers are still sheltering in place on site. @Brookfield Police Department is working with Brookfield Zoo Police to actively investigate the situation throughout the park and surrounding area. Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that guests on site remain sheltered in place until law enforcement provides the all clear.

This is a developing story and will be updated once new information is released.

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