FOX 31 has confirmed a person scaled a wall at the Flint Riverquarium and stole a small three-foot-long alligator Thursday afternoon.
There are reports a person was walking down Front Street holding the gator, then deposited it in the Flint River. Flint Riverquarium staff waded into the water and retreived the gator. During the recovery process one staff member was bitten by the alligator. That employee was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with an abrasion and is doing okay.
Flint Riverquarium Chief Operating Officer Tommy Gregors says he will release a full statement about the incident on Friday and a full investigation is underway by the Flint Riverquarium and the Albany Police Department.