Missing alligator captured in Piscataway, New Jersey park

An alligator that caused a New Jersey park to close last week was captured Thursday night.

Just after 10 p.m., a concerned citizen in the Possumtown neighborhood spotted the 4-foot-long alligator near 2nd Avenue. 

After officers responded, the alligator was subdued and restrained by Patrol Officer Ian Paglia until the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Fish & Wildlife Division took custody of it.

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Police then put the alligator in a patrol car and secured him in a cell. 

A division lieutenant said that the alligator will eventually be adopted by an area zoo or sanctuary.