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Watch: Alligator captured after attacking elderly man in Florida

LAKELAND, Fla. — An elderly man was attacked by an alligator in Florida but didn’t have serious injuries.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Brian Bruchey says the alligator attacked the man’s foot near a lake in Lakeland, Florida on Monday.

Bruchey says the man was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were searching for the alligator at the lake in a retirement community.