STAMFORD – A woman remains in critical condition Tuesday morning after a sudden attack by a 200-pound chimpanzee at her friend’s North Stamford house Monday afternoon, according to Stamford Hospital.
The victim, 55-year-old Charla Nash, sustained serious injuries to her face and body from the mauling, according to police.
After police arrived to clear the way for emergency medical workers to treat the critically injured friend, the chimp, Travis, revived and opened the door of the police cruiser.
The officer inside fired several shots, killing the chimp.
The owner of the chimp, Sandra Herold, and two officers also were hurt, though the extent of their injuries wasn’t clear.