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Bear Shot and Killed in Berlin

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Bear, June 2013 (Courtesy Wethersfield Police)

Bear, June 2013 (Courtesy Wethersfield Police)

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BERLIN, Conn. (AP) _ State officials say a Berlin police sergeant was forced to shoot an aggressive bear to prevent it from attacking him and a local resident.

Officials with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection told WVIT-TV (http://bit.ly/19CLiGG ) that the sergeant shot the bear Sunday evening and it was euthanized a short time later.

Police responded to a home near the intersection of Lincoln Street and Mooreland Road at about 7 p.m. after a resident reported that the bear was acting in a threatening manner.

The DEEP says the sergeant had to shoot the bear when it appeared it was going to attack him and the resident.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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