APD: 'Aggressive' bear charged residents in East Anchorage to access trash

Published: May. 13, 2017 at 4:25 PM AKDT
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Anchorage Police say an "aggressive bear" had to be put down in an East Anchorage Neighborhood.

Shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon APD sent a Nixle alert saying the bear had been reportedly getting into trash cans near the 5200 block of Chena Avenue.

A dispatch supervisor told Channel 2 News the black bear had been charging people trying to get to the trash. APD said no one was injured.

Dispatch said they were notified of the black bear at 2:58 Saturday afternoon.

Ken Marsh, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said no complaints of problem bears on that street have been reported to biologist.

Marsh said it's his understanding a salvage is being organized for the bear.