Terry Thompson, Muskingum County Animal Farm Owner, Allegedly Killed Self After Freeing Exotic Animals

Incident date: 
Wed, 10/19/2011
Date reported: 
Wed, 10/19/2011
Date Published: 
Wed, 10/19/2011 (All day)
City: 
Zanesville
State: 
Ohio
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Terry Thompson, Muskingum County Animal Farm Owner, Allegedly Killed Self After Freeing Exotic Animals
Summary: 

The owner of an exotic animal park freed his exotic pets before committing suicide. Sheriff's deputies shot nearly 50 wild animals, including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions. Officers were ordered to kill the animals to protect public safety.

Publication: 
Huffington Post
Author: 
Associated Press