Hale County Sheriff's Office searching for possible gorilla

The Hale County Sheriff's Office says they are searching for at least one gorilla. A gorilla was last spotted near a store on County Road 61 in Newbern.

A dispatcher with the Sheriff's Office said a crew consisting of the Newbern Volunteer Fire Department, police department, as well as Sheriff's deputies were searching for the animal.

Currently, it is unknown how many are loose or in what direction they are headed.

ABC 33/40 has a crew in Newbern and will provide more information as it becomes available.