Black Bear Spotted in Westchester Hamlet

Police have shut down a park and put two schools on alert

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012  |  Updated 4:52 PM EDT
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Bear Tranquilized After Climbing NJ Tree, Running Through Yards

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Bear Tranquilized, Lowered from Tree

A 200-pound tree that managed to get up in a tree in Clifton, N.J. was tranquilized and safely lowered by wildlife officials Thursday, May 31.

Bear Tranquilized After Climbing NJ Tree, Running Through Yards

A young bear that was stranded in a New Jersey tree has been tranquilized and will be relocated to a non-urban environment, officials said.The 185-pound male bear was spotted in the tree some time Tuesday morning and brought down a short time later.Chopper 4 captured video of the bear hanging out on a branch, nearly hidden by leaves, as crews gathered on the ground below.
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A Westchester County hamlet is on alert after several bear sightings were reported over the past several days.

North Castle Police said several bear sightings were reported in Armonk in the last week, including Wednesday morning. One police officer spotted a black bear in Lombardi Park before it ran into the woods near the elementary and middle schools.

The Wampus Elementary School and Crittenden Middle School were put on alert, and the park was shut down, police said.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has been notified, police said.

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