Bear attack reported along coastal trail
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage police say a bear attacked a hiker along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail near Point Woronzof on Sunday.
According to the Anchorage Police Department, the individual who was attacked suffered minor, non-life threatening injuries. The department said in a community release that the black bear was last seen just west of the Ted Stevens International Anchorage Airport runway.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game was also alerted and officials posted a sign warning of heightened bear danger in the area Sunday evening. A notice said an adult black bear made contact with a hiker around mile 7 of the trail.
Police and Fish and Game officials are asking anyone in the area to please be bear aware and take proper precautions if utilizing the trail, including being observant of your surroundings and carrying bear spray.
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